Tuesday, August 11, 2009
15th Annual Black Harvest International Festival of Film and Video
Taking place in Chicago Aug 7- Sept 3
Joshua Bee Alafia in person!
2009, Joshua Bee Alafia, Ethiopia/USA, 101 min.
With Messeret Tsagaye, Elga Amessa
A story with an air of magic, THE SEED chronicles the life of Fikir, an orphan boy of the streets, after an angel appears to him in a dream. Director Alafia blends the colorful reality of an Ethiopian city with supernatural fantasy to create a gentle story of perseverance and hope. The angel endows Fikir with the powers of a soothsayer, and his bold pronouncements to a series of disbelieving strangers sets wondrous happenings in motion wherever the seed of love has room to grow. In English and Amharic with English subtitles. DV-CAM video. (BS) FF
Director Joshua Bee Alafia will be present at both screenings for audience discussion.