Screening: Teza (Hailé Gerima, 2008)

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Ted Mann Theater
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, US 90211
October 25, 2021
Gerima returns to Ethiopia for his most recent feature, a winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival. Working in both super-16mm and HD, Gerima spans three decades as he follows the fractured journey of Anberber (Aaron Arefe). A medical student in 1970s Cologne, Anberber returns to Cold War–era Addis Ababa and finds himself ensnared in the day’s Marxist upheavals (see also Gerima’s documentary Imperfect Journey) and reminisces about his rural childhood.

TEZA

Part of the series: Imperfect Journey: Haile Gerima and His Comrades

 

Director: Haile Gerima

Cast: Aaron Arefe, Abiye Tedla, Takelech Beyene, Teje Tesfahun 

 

140 minutes

Ethiopia/Germany/France

Amharic, English, German

 

 

Gerima returns to Ethiopia for his most recent feature, a winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival. Working in both super-16mm and HD, Gerima spans three decades as he follows the fractured journey of Anberber (Aaron Arefe). A medical student in 1970s Cologne, Anberber returns to Cold War–era Addis Ababa and finds himself ensnared in the day’s Marxist upheavals (see also Gerima’s documentary Imperfect Journey) and reminisces about his rural childhood. Teza is a powerful, mature work that retains Gerima’s potent vision.