• Fathers
Genre : Social
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2000
Format : Feature
Running time : 78 (in minutes)

Three titles from Tanzania / Nigeria / Ethiopia, 2000, (78 min) in Amharic, English and Swahili.

Each of these three dramatic shorts from Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia offers a critical look at the relationship between fathers and their children in contemporary Africa.

In "The Father", the patriarch in question is ultimately the military dictatorship, which terrorized Ethiopia in the'70s and'80s.
in Amharic with English subtitles.
director, Ermias Woldeamlak (29 min.)
a Richard Green and Associates, Ahadu Films production ; a film by Ermias Woldeamlak ; producer, Maji-da Abdi ; writer, Manyazewal Endashaw ;

"Surrender" shows the traditional face of paternal tyranny, a father controlling his son's life.
in Swahili with English subtitles.
director, Celine Gilbert (28 min.)
a Richard Green and Associates/Zenj Films production ; a film by Celine Gilbert ; producer, B. Nasra Hillal ; screenplay, Kiiza Kahama, Celine Gilbert ;

"A Barber's Wisdom" shows a modern father who compromises his children in his relentless pursuit of money.
director, Amaka Igwe (28 min.)
in English.
a Richard Green & Associates, Alphavision Multimedia Limited production ; a film by Amaka Igwe ; producer, Tajuddeen Adepetu ; screenplay, Paul Emema.

Éditeur : [San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, [©2000]
Édition/format : Vidéo VHS / DVD
Matériel visuel : Anglais


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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