Explores key moments, both public and private, in the life and reign of emperor Haile Selassie. —IMDb
Yemane Demissie teaches film, television and documentary production, writing and cinema studies classes at NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. Prior to his move to New York, Yemane taught writing, directing and producing classes at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and UCLA Extension.
An independent writer, producer, and director, Yemane has received numerous national and international grants and fellowships for his work including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Locarno Film Festival Production Grant, the AFI Filmmaker’s Grant, the Fonds Sud Writing Grant, and the California Arts Council Artists Fellowship.
Yemane recently completed two films: “Dead Weight,” a narrative feature that he directed, edited, and produced “Twilight Revelations: Episodes in the Life & Times of Emperor Haile Selassie,” a one-hour documentary that he produced and directed for a seven-part series entitled “Great Africans.” The series was produced by MNET, a South… read more