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Fathers

Author: ʼÉrmeyās Wolde Amlak.Celine GilbertAmaka IgweMagicWorks.M-Net (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, [©2000]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each of these three films offers a critical look at the relationships between fathers and their children in contemporary Africa. In The father, the patriarch in question is ultimately the military dictatorship which terrorized Ethiopia in the '70s and '80s. Surrender shows the traditional face of paternal tyranny, a father controlling his son's life. A Barber's Wisdom shows a modern father who compromises his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures
Short films
Foreign films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: ʼÉrmeyās Wolde Amlak.; Celine Gilbert; Amaka Igwe; MagicWorks.; M-Net (Firm); New Directions Africa.; California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 48805589
Language Note: The father is in Amharic with English subtitles. Surrender is in Swahili with English subtitles. A barber's wisdom is in English.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally produced in 2000 by Electronic Media Network Limited.
Credits: Producers, Maji-Da Abdi, Letebele Masemola-Jones, B. Nasra Hillal, Tajuddeen Adepetu ; directors, Ermias Woldeamlak, Celine Gilbert, Amaka Igwe ; writer, Manyazewal Endashaw, screenplays, Paul Emema, Kilza Kahama, Celine Gilbert.
Cast: [The father] Gerum Zenebe, Binyam Worku, Abonesh Mengistu, Abubakar Mohammed, Emebet Woldegabriel, Tefferialemu Tsion Kasshun. [Surrender] Abubakar Mohammed, Issa Ali Said. [A Barber's wisdom] Justus Esiri, Hilda Dokubo Mrakpor, Foluke Daramola, Joy Onwubuya.
Target Audience: Not rated by MPAA.
Description: 1 videocassette (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: The father / a Richard Green and Associates, Ahadu Films production ; a film by Ermias Woldeamlak ; producer, Maji-da Abdi ; writer, Manyazewal Endashaw ; director, Ermias Woldeamlak (29 min.) --
Surrender / a Richard Green and Associates/Zenj Films production ; a film by Celine Gilbert ; producer, B. Nasra Hillal ; screenplay, Kiiza Kahama, Celine Gilbert ; director, Celine Gilbert (28 min.) --
A barber's wisdom / a Richard Green & Associates, Alphavision Multimedia Limited production ; a film by Amaka Igwe ; producer, Tajuddeen Adepetu ; screenplay, Paul Emema ; director, Amaka Igwe (28 min.).
Other Titles: Father.
Surrender.
Barber's wisdom.
Father ; Surrender ; Barber's wisdom
Responsibility: MagicWorks ; MNET New Directions.

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Each of these three films offers a critical look at the relationships between fathers and their children in contemporary Africa. In The father, the patriarch in question is ultimately the military dictatorship which terrorized Ethiopia in the '70s and '80s. Surrender shows the traditional face of paternal tyranny, a father controlling his son's life. A Barber's Wisdom shows a modern father who compromises his children in his relentless pursuit of money.

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