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Adwa: An African Victory

  • Release Date: Jan 01, 1999
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Genres: Drama
  • Director:Haile Gerima


Ethiopian-born, Washington, D.C., based director Haile Gerima explores European colonialism from an African perspective, focusing on Ethiopia's legendary victory over a European power at the battle of Adwa in 1896. Led by Emperor Menelik and Empress Taitu along with a loose confederation of tribal kings, Ethiopia managed to thwart Italy's colonial ambitions armed only with lances and spears. This film was screened at the 1999 Venice Film...more