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Teza (2008) Filmmaker Haile Gerima in person

Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 8:00PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
$10, $8 students/seniors, $5 Scribe and Reelblack members
Free for students, faculty and staff of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University
Purchase your tickets today at: http://ihousephilly.org/events/teza/
Director Haile Gerima in person!

Join us for a reception in honor of Haile Gerima before the film from 7PM-8PM in the lobby of International House.

Presented in partnership with International House Philadelphia, Cinema Studies at University of Pennsylvania, History of Art Department at University of Pennsylvania, The Center for Africana Studies at University of Pennsylvania, Program in Visual Studies at University of Pennsylvania, Film and Media Arts at Temple University, and Reelblack

Teza (Ethiopia/Germany, 2008, 140 mins), set in Germany and Ethiopia, examines the displacement of African intellectuals, both at home and abroad, through the story of a young, idealistic Ethiopian doctor - Anberber (Aaron Arefe). The film chronicles Anberber's internal struggle to stay true, both to himself and to his homeland, but above all, Teza explores the possession of memory - a right humanity mandates that each of us have - the right to own our pasts.

After spending several years in Germany studying medicine, Anberber returns to Ethiopia only to find the country of his youth replaced by turmoil. His dream of using his expertise and talent to improve the health care of Ethiopians is squashed by a military junta that use scientists for its own political ends.

Seeking the comfort of his countryside home, Anberber finds no shelter from violence. The solace that the memories of his youth provide is quickly replaced by the competing forces of the military and rebelling factions. Anberber must determine if he can bear the strain or piece together a life from the fragments of a complete existence that lie around him.

Haile will also be teaching a Master Class at Scribe on January 26th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

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  • Mike D.

    Amazing film and discussion. I apologize for not being able to announce the meetup group before it started.

    January 26, 2013

  • Mike D.

    Join us for a reception in honor of Haile Gerima before the film from 7PM-8PM in the lobby of International House.

    January 24, 2013

  • Judy C. E.

    Can I use my Eastern Student ID to get the student rate?

    January 22, 2013

  • Asabi R.

    Should I purchase my ticket in advance?

    January 3, 2013

    • Mike D.

      With Haile there, it could sell out. Not sure if you can get the Scribe/Reelblack member discount online, though.

      January 3, 2013

  • Asabi R.

    Exciting! I saw Sankofa about 4 times when it was playing at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby.

    January 3, 2013

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