This is an illuminating interview with Haile Gerima about his experience as an Ethiopian filmmaker, and discusses issues faced by independent filmmakers, lack of distribution, including the hostile reception and rejection by American press from Washington Post, Time, New York Times, National Public Radio (NPR) and others for his film Sankofa until the film was embraced by the Black community. Additionally, Sankofa was the only independent film that was in competition with major Hollywood movies at the international film festival. The interview was conducted by Lee Thornton for  "A Moment with..." at the University of Maryland, College Park.


 


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