Film Africa is showcasing the new generation of Ethiopian cinema with “New Narratives: Ethiopia in Transition” strand. They are screening 3 recent releases that highlight the fresh and poetic work of directors from the region. Students of Amharic in London can learn a lot by listening to the Amharic language.
The screenings for Lamb (see blog post below) and Red Leaves will be followed by Q&As with the directors, Yared Zeleke and Bazi Gete, and you can enjoy a hearty serving of Ethiopian food while watching Price of Love!
Tickets are available now. Screenings can sell out, so we recommend you book early!
Sat 31 Oct | 18:00 | Ritzy Brixton
Sun 1 Nov | 15:30 | Hackney Picturehouse
Having emigrated from to Israel and lost his wife, 74-year-old Meseganio tries desperately to hold onto the vestiges of his life back in Ethiopia, and find a way to survive on his own terms. Buy now
Price of Love | LONDON PREMIERE + Love Brewed in an African Pot
Fri 6 Nov | 19:00 | Bernie Grant Arts Centre
A young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love after he helps a young girl escape her violent ex-pimp in this off-beat romance. Enjoy this film with a hearty serving of Ethiopian food! Buy now.
A documentary film “Heaven & Earth”, which was directed by Mackonen Michael, was screened by SOAS, University of London, earlier this month. Ethiopian film and Amharic culture is very interesting to students learning Amharic in London.
You can watch the trailer or buy or rent the film here.
It tells and shows 1,000 years or more of Ethiopian monasteries, monastic culture and ecclesiastical education. It presents the development of indigenous Christianity in an African setting, showing modern worshippers carrying on the hopes and faith directly handed down from an ancient African civilization.
It was produced by Mack Films in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Ethiopia, UNESCO, Ethiopian Air Lines & SOAS.
Director Mackonen Michael is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC World Service and has produced several documentary films and radio programmes about culture in Africa. Michael also won a prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for his radio documentary “Bridging the Gap” about the lives of immigrants in the UK. The film counters stereotypes that Africa as a dark continent in need of enlightenment by outside forces.
SOAS says it is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Learn Amharic UK teaches students from beginner to advanced Amharic language, mostly through evening classes in central London.
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