|Toronto is starting the Black History month of February with Haile Gerima's Teza - "a winner of the Best Screenplay and Special Jury Prize at the 65th Venice Film Festival last year...." Teza tells a story of an Ethiopian intellectual returning to his country after having lived in Germany, what awaits him back at home and the dilemma of staying or leaving.
Throughout his career, Haile Gerima has masterfully used the medium of film to tell stories of the African experience from a genuine perspective. His 1993 film Sankofa, which takes a powerful look at slavery from an African/African-American perspective, drew large audiences across the African Diaspora. (Photo credit: AfroToronto.com)
Read his interview here.
Who: Open to the Public and Admission is 15$ at the door. The event is open to the media.
What: TEZA screening
Where: Bloor Cinema 506 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3, Canada
When: Sun Feb 1st - 3:00 pm
Fri Feb 6th - 7:00 pm
Sat Feb 7th - 6:30pm & 9:30pm
Sun Feb 8th - 4:00pm
(Possibility that the screening will be extended until March 2009)