Films By Haile Gerima

Haile Genma shot Bush Mama in America before returning to his native Ethiopia to make Harvest 3000 Years (Melbourne Festival 1977). In both films he explores a complex social reality and the radical film language needed to deal with such problems. ... Dorothy, a Black woman, lives with her eleven year old daughter, Luan, trying to make ends meet on welfare in the Los Angeles ghetto. She is pregnan... Read more
Haile Genma, an Ethiopian-born director, returned to his country to make this film in 1974, just before the fall of Haile Selassie Harvest is a dramatised documentary account of the struggle for survival of a peasant family on a rich landowner s farm The story painstakingly mirrors the bleak lives of peasants under the rule of tyrants The three millema of the title derive from a phrase used by the... Read more
During racial disorders in Wilmington, South Carolina, in 1971, a group of black militants, led by Ben Chavis, according to witnesses, had organised armed forays, sniping and firebombings from a church. Two people died in the riot. ... A bi-racial jury found the defendants guilty, and the court sentenced 9 blacks to terms from 23-34 years, a white woman to 19 years. Ben Chavis received a sentence ... Read more
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