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Yemane I. Demissie

Director

“I have some bad news to share with you: Hollywood is not interested in the stories of our younger brother’s adolescent escapades, our grandmother’s ingenious survival skills during the Italian Occupation, our older sister’s tragic death during the Red Terror, our mother’s diplomatic skills in maintaining harmony within the family, our father’s frustrations with his unfulfilled aspirations….… Read more
“I have some bad news to share with you: Hollywood is not interested in the stories of our younger brother’s adolescent escapades, our grandmother’s ingenious survival skills during the Italian Occupation, our older sister’s tragic death during the Red Terror, our mother’s diplomatic skills in maintaining harmony within the family, our father’s frustrations with his unfulfilled aspirations…. Hollywood is interested in making films about Americans. If by chance, Africa happens to be in their radar screen, our family members would, at best, be local and exotic coloring to Tom and Jane’s adventures as they discover themselves aiding our helpless relatives.” Read less
Yemane I. Demissie