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Name: Teza

Country: Äthiopien; Deutschland; USA

Year of publication: 2008

Format: 35 mm

Color: color

Language : OF m. dt. UT

Duration: 140 Minuten

Direction: Gerima, Haile

Screenplay: Gerima, Haile

Camera: Masini, Mario

Editing: Gerima, Haile; Lillian, Loren

Sound: Langenbach, Martin; Adan, Umbe; Konken, Stephan

Actor: Arefe, Aaron; Tedla, Abiye; Beyene, Takelech


Set in Ethiopia and Germany, Teza examines the displacement of African intellectuals, both at home and abroad, through the story of a young, idealistic Ethiopian doctor, Anberber, from the 70s until nowadays. The film chronicles his internal struggle to stay true, both to himself and to his homeland. Now, at the age of 60, Anberber finally returns to his home village. Although he finds comfort with his ageing mother, he feels alienated by those around him after such a long absence. He is disillusioned and haunted by his past.