Shashamane, UK Premiere by Giulia Amati
The journey towards Shashamane in Ethiopia where a community of people of African heritage from the Caribbean, the USA, France and Great Britain have returned to live on their forefathers’ land, as sung by Bob Marley. An exodus of coming-of-home, that for some has become a haven, but for others a cage of no escape. “Shashamane” chronicles a chapter of the lengthy history of the African diaspora, through the voices of men and women who have left the West after 400 years since the dawn of slavery, to seek their promised land.
“Shashamane” is the second film of a promise land – themed trilogy. After the Palestine of “This Is My Land… Hebron”, Giulia Amati paints the land of Shashamane in Ethiopia. Through the eyes of the director we embark on an extraordinary journey of men and women who have stood the test of time to reclaim their African identity.
Shashamane, UK Premiere TUESDAY, 1ST OF NOVEMBER 2016
6.30PM at the Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, LONDON
Watch the trailer