Africana Film Series-Anbessa (Ethiopia)

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
7:00 pm

Student Center Room #201

Sight & Sound magazine describes Anbessa as an "eloquent new documentary [that] explores the subject of urban development and Westernisation in Ethiopia through the eyes of one captivating ten-year-old boy." Focusing on a displaced boy and his mother living near a large condo development in a formally rural district outside Addis Ababa, this film helps us not only to understand but also to feel the effects of the increasing privatization and foreign investment in this second-most-populous country of Africa.