Tag: Ethiopia

  • Lamb
  • Director: Yared Zeleke
    Countries: Ethiopia
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 94min.
    Language: Amharic with English subtitles

    When Ephraim, an Ethiopian boy, is sent from his homeland to live with distant relatives, he takes his beloved sheep with him. One day, his … read more»

  • Yared Zeleke
  • Biography: Yared Zeleke, who was born in Ethiopia, worked for a number of NGOs in the United States, Ethiopia, Namibia, and Norway, before embarking on a directing career. Yared has written, produced, directed and edited several short documentaries and fiction … read more»

  • Hermon Hailay
  • Biography: Hermon Hailay, is one of Ethiopia’s leading female film writer/directors, with several critically and commercially successful films to her name: Baleguru (2012), Yaltasbrew (2013). In 2014 she was one of the five young Ethiopian filmmakers chosen to attend the … read more»

  • Price of Love
  • Director: Hermon Hailay
    Countries: Ethiopia
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 99min.
    Language: Amharic with English subtitles

    Teddy, the son of a prostitute who grew up on the streets after his mother’s death, desperately tries to avoid the temptation of his old … read more»

  • Olisarali Olibui and Ben Young
  • Biography: Olisarali Olibui grew up in remote Mursiland where, after seeing westerners with cameras, he realised that film making was a way of showing the world Mursi culture. He was sent to Australia by the local mission to learn English … read more»

  • Olisarali Olibui
  • Biography: Olisarali Olibui grew up in remote Mursiland where, after seeing westerners with cameras, he realised that film making was a way of showing the world Mursi culture. He was sent to Australia by the local mission to learn English … read more»

  • Lightning Strikes
  • Director: Theo Eshetu
    Countries: Ethiopia and Italy
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 8 min.
    Language: English

    In 1935, the Italian army stole a historical monument from the city of Axum: a 24‐meter high granite obelisk dating from the 4th Century AD. … read more»

  • Ermias Woldeamlak
  • Biography: Ermias Woldeamlak is a graduate of Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University and the National Film and Television Institute in Ghana. Woldeamlak, a New Directions selected director, has always had a passion for film. As a scriptwriter for the Ethiopian Film … read more»

  • Daniel Taye Workou
  • Biography: Daniel Taye Workou, born 1969, in Berlin. He graduated in International Relations and worked for several NGO’s before entering the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University. He went on to shoot music documentaries, videos and concert films. He is … read more»

  • The Dance of King David
  • Director: Axel Baumann
    Country: Ethiopia and USA
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 33 min.
    Language: English and Amharic

    The film is based on a dance King David performed in front of the Ark over 3000 years ago and which is still … read more»

  • Salem Mekuria
  • Biography: Salem Mekuria, originally from Ethiopia, is an independent writer, producer, director, videographer, and a video installation artist. Her award winning documentary films and video installations feature Ethiopian subjects and have been shown internationally. She has worked for PBS’s NOVAread more»

  • Haile Gerima
  • Biography: Haile Gerima is an award-winning and critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Born in Ethipia, he is perhaps best known as the writer, producer, and director of the 1993 film Sankofa. What inspires the filmmaker is a tireless devotion to … read more»

  • Zelalem Woldemariam
  • Biography: Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Zelalem Woldemariam started his career as a Marketing Professional gathering over 10 years experience in different organizations. In 2006 he wrote, directed and produced a full-length feature film entitled The 11th Hourread more»

  • Lezare
  • Also Known As: For Today
    Director: Zelalem Woldemariam
    Country: Ethiopia
    Year: 2009
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: Amharic

    Lezare is a revealing and touching story about a homeless boy in a small village in southern Ethiopia, using beautiful visuals to … read more»

  • Jeans and Martò
  • Directors: Claudia Palazzi and Clio Sozzani
    Countries: Ethiopia / Italy
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Languages: Amharic / Afaan Oromo

    The story of a young Ethiopian pastoralist who escapes his arranged marriage to fulfill a dream. An apparently normal … read more»

  • Theo Eshetu
  • Biography: Theo Eshetu was born in London in 1958 and spent part of his childhood in Ethiopia. He received a degree in Communication Design from North East London Polytechnic and has been working as a video artist and photographer in … read more»

  • Wondessen Deresse
  • Biography: Wondessen Deresse was born in 1978 in Northern Ethiopia, otherwise known as Wurgessa, and grew up in the capital, Addis Ababa. He completed high school in 1998 and joined Gem TV to train to be a filmmaker. He studied … read more»

  • Yemane I. Demissie
  • Biography: Yemane I. Demissie is an award winning independent filmmaker who has received numerous awards for his work including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Walter Mosley award for Best Documentary, the Locarno Film Festival Production Grant, the American Film … read more»

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