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Teza [videorecording] / Negodgwad Productions ; Pandora Film ; in co-production with Unlimited and Westdeutscher Rundfunk ... [et al.] present ; a film by Haile Gerima ; written and directed by Haile Gerima ; produced by Haile Gerima and Karl Baumgartner.

Other Title:
Subtitle on container: Morning dew [videorecording]
Edition:
[Widescreen presentation].
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : Mypheduh Films, c2008.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Ethiopia -- Politics and government -- 1974-1991 -- Drama.
Dissenters -- Ethiopia -- Drama.
Human rights -- Ethiopia -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Ethiopian.
Motion pictures, German.
Motion pictures, French.
Language:
In Amharic, English, German; optional subtitles in English and Spanish.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital stereo.
Summary:
After several years studying medicine in Germany, Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his Ethiopia during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu. His dream of improving the health of Ethiopians squashed by the military junta that exploits scientists for its own political ends, he must decide whether he wants to bear the strain or piece together a life from the fragments lying around him.
Participant:
Aaron Arefe, Abeye Tedla, Takelech Beyene, Teje Tesfahun, Nebiyu Baye, Mengistu Zelalem, Wuhib Bayu, Zenahbezu Tsega, Asrate Abrham, Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur, Veronika Avraham.
Credits:
Cinematographer, Mario Masini; cinematographer (bonus), Maya Hauser; editors, Haile Gerima, Loren Hankin; music, Vijay Iyer, Jorga Mesfin; interviews (bonus), Walter Ruggle.
Notes:
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2008.
Special features: interviews by Walter Ruggle with the director (in English) and Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur (in German).
Aspect ratio 16:9.
Contributor:
Gerima, Haile. , Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Editor, Interviewee
Baumgartner, Karl. , Producer
Arefe, Aaron. , Actor
Tedla, Abeye. , Actor
Beyene, Takelech. , Actor
Tesfahun, Teje. , Actor
Baye, Nebiyu. , Actor
Zelalem, Mengistu. , Actor
Bayu, Wuhib. , Actor
Tsega, Zenahbezu. , Actor
Abrham, Asrate. , Actor
Johnston-Arthur, Araba Evelyn. , Actor, Interviewee
Iyer, Vijay. , Composer
Negod-Gwad Productions. , Producer
Pandora Film (Firm). , Producer
Unlimited (Firm : France) , Producer
Westdeutscher Rundfunk. , Producer
Mypheduh Films. , Distributor
OCLC:
818241378
Publisher Number:
793573104861
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