TEZA (Haile Gerima, 2008)

Somewhat reminiscent of Marco Tullio Giordana’s The Best of Youth (2003), although focused on a single soul rather than a host of characters, U.S.-based, Ethiopia-born Haile Gerima’s Teza—the title means morning dew—follows an Ethiopian, East German-trained medical researcher, Anberber, through several decades of recent Ethiopian history, including the leadership of Haile Mariam Mengistu, who replaced […]