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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

18 February 2012

Women Filmmakers from the Ethiopian Diaspora Tell Their Stories - 17 February 2012 - Africa: Women Filmmakers Tell Their Stories

These interviews of three women filmmakers of Ethiopian origin reflect the experiences of women living and working in the diverse Ethiopian diasporas: pioneer Salem Mekuria, a professor based in the United States, came there as a student some four decades ago; Sosena Solomon, born in Kenya and raised in the United States, returned to her ancestral home and ended up making the film Merkato about the famous open air market of Addis Ababa; and Rahel Zegeye who has lived in Beirut as a domestic worker for ten years, used her savings to make the film Beirut, about her and other Ethiopian women's experiences living in Beirut.

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