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The Father and other Ethio-German films at the Goethe-Institut

September 14, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ermias woldeamlak’s 2000 film, The Father , is about one of the darkest periods of Ethiopian history- the Red Terror that followed in the wake of the misdirected 1974 revolution .It is a short film that runs only for 20 minutes but critics  agree it has successfully portrayed aspect of this Ethiopian Holocaust through the story one family.

The film won best debut movie at the Ghanaian film festival in August 2001 and silver show at the Zanzibar Film Festival 2001.It has got a coverage from international medias, including  the BBC.

The Goethe-Institut Addis Abeba Gebrekristos Desta Center is intending to screen this film on Monday, September 18, 2006 along with other German and  Ethiopian films on its Ethio-German Short Film Fesival week. The festival  would last till September 22, 2006.

Among the other Ethiopian films that would be shown,

Beyond The Limit, documentary by Solomon Abera , September 18

Love Shadow,drama  by Lishan Bekele ,  English subtitle, September 19Kal ,short fiction , by Dawit Lakew  English  subtitle , September 19 

 Ashenkitab ,short feature by Manyazewal endeshaw  ,Amharic, September 20

Azurit , musical drama ,  by Solomon Alemu ,Amharic September 20,

The burial ceremony of konsso,documentary  by Michel Papatakis , French / English

German films

Surprise , short feature , by Veit Helmer ,German ,September 18

 Fanny ,Short feature by Andreas Schmid-thmae ,German / English

Killling Heinze ,short cartoon, German ,September 18

Nr.73 ,short feature  by Jens Alpermann ,German ,September 19

Wahlverwandtschaften, short feature by Veit Helmer , German, September 19

Quest ,animation by Tyron Montomery ,September 20

Solo Talent ,short feature by Andreas Fischer September 20,

Countdown, Short feature  by Marcel Kyrill , German ,September 22

Der Sieg ,ducumentary by Robert Krause ,German

Marco Coming home ,short feature ,by Jophi Ries ,German , Sep.22 

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