Film Screening & Artist Talk


Diaspora Ethiopia – Dir. Hagere Selam (shimby) Zegeye-Gebrehiwot

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

screening at 12:30 pm @Cinematheque, 100 Aurthur*

artist talk at 4:30 pm @aceartinc.**


In Diaspora Ethiopia, the filmmaker envisions what life would have been like if her parents never left their country of origin. This experimental short was filmed in Addis Ababa, Harrar, and Combolcha over a seven-month period during her first visit to Ethiopia.

Hagere Selam (shimby) Zegeye-Gebrehiwot uses super 8 and 16mm film to explore narratives of diaspora, distance and longing. Themes of gender, queerness and family are ongoing in their work.