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Author: Haile GerimaAgustin CubanoMulatu AstatkeAlbert BaileyNegod-Gwad Productions.All authors
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : Mypheduh Films, Inc. [distributor] ; 2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On March 2, 1896, the Italians embarked on the final European conquest of an African nation, Ethiopia. With brilliant military intelligence and gallant generals at the helm, united and willed, the Ethiopian people fought their way to triumph over the Italians at the Battle of Adwa. The event ignited a lasting flame of hope, of freedom and independence in the hearts of African throughout the world. Haile Gerima, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War films
Historical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Named Person: Menelik, Negus of Ethiopia; Taitu, Empress consort of Menelik II Negus of Ethiopia; Menelik, Negus of Ethiopia; Taitu, Empress consort of Menelik II Negus of Ethiopia
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Haile Gerima; Agustin Cubano; Mulatu Astatke; Albert Bailey; Negod-Gwad Productions.; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; Arte (Firm); Mypheduh Films.
OCLC Number: 181099693
Language Note: In English and Amharic with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.
Credits: Production manager, Solomon Bekele ; director of cinematography, Agustin Cubano ; sound, Albert Bailey ; traditional music arranged by Mulatu Astatke.
Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; mono.
Other Titles: Adwa
Adwa, an African victory
Responsibility: a Haile Gerima film ; a Negod Gwad Production In Co-Production with ZDF/ARTE ; produced, directed and edited by Haile Gerima.

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On March 2, 1896, the Italians embarked on the final European conquest of an African nation, Ethiopia. With brilliant military intelligence and gallant generals at the helm, united and willed, the Ethiopian people fought their way to triumph over the Italians at the Battle of Adwa. The event ignited a lasting flame of hope, of freedom and independence in the hearts of African throughout the world. Haile Gerima, the director and producer, joins the voices of Ethiopian historians, elders, priests, poets and singers, capturing on film the powerful education and experience that shaped his consciousness. In a collage of Ethiopian landscapes, paintings, photographs and faces, the film illuminates one of the hidden sources of African empowerment.

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