African Film Series - Adwa: An African Victory

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    • Monday April 12, 2010
      7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Location: Clary Theater, Bill Moore Student Success Center
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Ivan Allan College of Liberal Arts
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Summary Sentence: Adwa is the site of a 19th century battle between Africans & Italians

Full Summary: African Film Series: "Adwa: An African Victory", Haile Gerima (Ethiopia) - 1999/96 minutes.

African Film Series:

Adwa: An African Victory
Haile Gerima (Ethiopia) - 1999/96 minutes

Adwa is the name of a town in northern Ethiopia. It is also the site of a major 19th century battle between Africans and Italians. In the 1800's most of Africa was occupied by European colonial powers. The kingdom of Ethiopia was an exception. In 1896 the Italians tried to take it over but were overwhelmingly defeated in the Battle of Adwa. Director Haile Gerima's documentary take us back to Adwa a hundred years after the event. Drawing on testimonies, photographs, and paintings, Gerima revisits this history in order to celebrate the spirit of African resistance against colonialism.

Co-curated by Professor Angela Dalle Vacche (LCC) & Professor Vinicius Navarro (LCC)

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African Film Series, Clary Theater, LCC
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