Fruitful Year Of New Films

Our Summer 2017 Workshop Intensive, led by Sharing International, produced three new student films, and an additional student film was completed in the fall. Sharing International returned this summer to teach a second intensive and oversee production of three new films, now in post-production. WATCH 2017 FILMS HERE: All films are written and directed by students/alumni of Sandscribe-Addis; except for Miliqqee, written and directed by students of Dhaba Wayessa’s From Script To Screen program in Washington DC. Gara Barii (Toward Dawn):…

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Chapter by Sandscribe Teachers in New Book on Ethiopian Cinema

The first scholarly book on Ethiopian Cinema was published in August 2018 on Michigan State University Press, edited by Aboneh Ashagrie, Alessandro Jedlowski, and Michael W. Thomas. It is a groundbreaking contribution to the growing academic fields of African Cinema and Africana Studies. Cine-Ethiopia: The History and Politics of Film in the Horn of Africa will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the diversity and historical complexity of film from that region, including chapters on a variety of topics such…

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Sharing International’s 2018 Summer Intensive

In 2017, Sandscribe welcome Sharing International’s team of filmmakers and experts to Ethiopia for a two-week summer intensive. Chuck Pollak, Vic Costello, and Sarah Pollak Hoffman gave generously of their time and talent, and helped our students shoot three new films. In 2018, Sharing International returned for a second intensive. Their team mentored our students throughout the year, helping them develop ideas, write scripts, and prepare for the summer program! Because of their guidance, our students produce three additional films,…

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Spotlight: Yared Zeleke

Sandscribe students had the privilege of meeting with filmmaker Yared Zeleke for a discussion at our Addis base. Zeleke’s film, Lamb, was an official entry in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival – the first Ethiopian film to appear at the prestigious Cannes festival. Zeleke was born in Ethiopia and emigrated to the United States and went to New York University, where he earned an MFA in writing and directing. Zeleke is in Ethiopia this summer, shooting his next movie. Sandscribe was…

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