Tadias TV: Haile Gerima On The Challenges Of Independent Filmmaking

Above: Haile Gerima discusses the difficulties of independent
film production at an event designed to mark TEZA’s New York
debut. (Photo by Kidane Mariam for Tadias.com)

Tadias TV
By Kidane Mariam

Monday, April 12, 2010

New York (Tadias) – Haile Gerima, the internationally acclaimed director of Teza, Adwa, Bush Mama and Sankofa, hosted a discussion on the challenges of independent film-making here in New York.

The public discourse was part of a series of events designed to promote the release of Gerima’s latest film Teza.

The Q & A session, moderated by Tigist Selam, was held on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

Teza opened in Manhattan on Friday, April 2, at Lincoln Plaza Cinema.

The award-winning film uses the power of memory and flashbacks to recount the historical circumstances that have framed the context in which contemporary Ethiopia exists.

Tadias TV attended the event. Here are video highlights.

Watch: Haile Gerima On The Challenges of Independent Filmmaking

Video: Watch the Trailer

Related:
Lacking Shelter at Home and Abroad (NYT Movie Review)
A Conversation with Haile Gerima (Tadias Magazine)
For Filmmaker, Ethiopia’s Struggle Is His Own (The New York Times)
Teza, Portrait of an Ethiopian Exile (The Village Voice)

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3 Responses to “Tadias TV: Haile Gerima On The Challenges Of Independent Filmmaking”


  1. 1 Helen May 5th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I wish I lived there to involve with you guys. It has always been my dream to make a film or something like that. I am glad I found this website. May be some day, who knows. Thank you for your time reading this.

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