April 28, 2008

Harvest 3000 Years

Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima directed Harvest 3000 Years (Mirt Sost Shi Amit) which he shot in the '70s following the overthrow of Haile Selassie and right before a military dictatorship was installed. It's being shown at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend so if you're in the NYC area and are up for practicing your Amharic (the film is in Amharic with English subtitles) here are the details for showings.

I found the video below on YouTube posted by ResearchChannel. It's a bit long (~30 minutes) however is a really interesting interview with Haile Gerima where he touches on how his Ethiopian heritage has influenced his work.

1 comment:

Stacie said...

Great. Thanks for the link
We would LOVE to meet you when you get to MN. Let us know and we will make it work, as long as it's not in the middle of spring planting or fall harvesting. Then it may be just me and the kids and not the hubby