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Name: Tumult

Country: Äthiopien

Year of publication: 1996

Format: 16 mm

Color: b/w

Language : OF m. engl. UT

Duration: 117 Minuten

Direction: Demissie, Yemane

Screenplay: Demissie, Yemane

Camera: Crum, Jeffrey

Editing: Demissie, Yemane

Sound: Oh, Jon

Actor: Assefa, Jima; Tekle, Seble; Berhanu, Eskinder


This film by a young Ethiopian currently living in the United States is set during a failed coup d`état against the Emperor Haile Selassie in 1960. It tells its story from the point of view of the coup participants, focusing on a young aristocrat who is forced into hiding and, eventually, self-confrontation.
Its beautiful images and powerful story have earned it a variety of awards in Africa and the U. S.. (Africultures)