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THE ETHIOPIAN TENACITY

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 07:00pm


The film depicts the wanton invasion by Fascist Italy, led by Dictator Mussolini, of the Ethiopian Somali city “Wolwol“ in 1935. The Italians escalated the battle and were able to enter Addis Ababa on May 5, 1936, and occupied it until 1941. During the five year occupation of Ethiopia, Mussolini’s soldiers looted many artifacts and historical monuments from Ethiopia, one of which was the Aksum Obelisk.

The documentary shows the whole episode of the occupation, liberation, the return and re-erection of the obelisk in Axum -- an engineering feat of its own. Looking at it from various perspectives the documentary highlights the history of the struggle.


Followed by Q&A with Producer Ato Tadele Bitul Kibrat

Ato Tadele is an author, philanthropist, and speaks several languages. He has written 15 books and has produced three films.


IMAGENATION RAW SPACE

2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (7th Ave. Between 121st and 122nd)
7:00PM
Admission: FREE