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Message from: Steve Smith (SteveSmith@XC.Org)
About: FW: African Political Films

Mon, 1 Feb 1999 08:38:31 -0500

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    Yemane Demissie []

    The writer producer of the documentary Lumumba: Death of a Prophet (or
    Lumumba, la mort d'un prophete) is Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. He is also
    the director Man by the Shore (L'homme sur les quais) another important and
    excellent political film set in Haiti in the 1960's.
    I would also like to bring my own film, "Gir-Gir" (English title: Tumult) to
    your attention. It is a feature film set in 1960 Ethiopia during an aborted
    coup d'etat against Emperor Haile Selassie's government. "Gir-gir" has
    screened at more than thirty five international film festivals and has been
    released theatrically in Washington D.C., London and five cities in Germany.
    It was screened on SABC-2 (South African television) last month.
    Yemane I. Demissie
    LUMUMBA was directed by Raoul Peck and is available from California
    Cornelius Moore
    California Newsreel
    149 Ninth Street/420
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    phone: 415.621.6196
    fax: 415.621.6522 <> <>
    >From: Steve Smith <SteveSmith@XC.Org <mailto:SteveSmith@XC.Org> >
    >To: "AFRICAN CINEMA" <african-cinema-conference@XC.Org
    <mailto:african-cinema-conference@XC.Org> >
    >Subject: FW: African Political Films
    >Date: Fri, Jan 1999, 6:27 AM

    >Xposted from H-AFRLITCINE@H-NET.MSU.EDU
    >lumumba: Death of a prophet also comes to mind. i don't remember
    who the
    >author is, though. also, Biko.
    >there was a festival of "human rights" films where these and others
    >screened in Brooklyn, Ny in 1995 (?).
    > <
    <> >

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