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ETHIOPIA PROGRAM: Asni - Courage & Glamour in Ethiopia
The Chapel - Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
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ETHIOPIA PROGRAM: Asni - Courage & Glamour in Ethiopia
Sat, Dec. 12 @ 4pm  Chapel, TC

"It was a privilege for me to direct a documentary on this extraordinary artist who is as much a cultural icon to Ethiopians as Billie Holiday is to Americans and Edith Piaf to the French. Asnaketch lived her life on the edge of her artistry, over the edge of her passions. But to separate Asnaketch from the social and political climate of conservative Ethiopia, particularly in 50's and 60's was impossible. Artists in that time were looked down upon, called derogatorily, "Azmari." which the church deemed as, "those not going to heaven." So this doc is as much about my country, my music, my culture as it is about this original being, Asnaketch, who is a substantive part of the fabric of Ethiopia, past and present." Rachel Samuel, Director.  Directed by Rachel Samuel, Ethiopia, 2013, 80 min., documentary in Amharic with English subtitles

Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/92394443

Location

The Chapel - Teachers College, Columbia University (View)
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States

Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Visual
Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Music > World

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: African Diaspora International Film Festival
On BPT Since: Oct 09, 2011
 
Diarah N'Daw-Spech
212-864-1760
info@NYADIFF.org
NYADIFF.org


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