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us: Gerima, Haile

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1946-03-04
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Gondar (Ethiopia)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Los Angeles
        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Goodman School of Drama (Chicago, Ill.)
        • Organization: Sankofa Video and Bookstore
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Motion picture producers and directors
          (lcsh) Screenwriters
            (lcsh) College teachers
        • Sources

          • found: Sankofa, 1995: credits (Haile Gerima)
          • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed January 29, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Haile, Gerima; motion picture producer / director, screenwriter, educator, professor; born 04 March 1946 in Gondar, Ethiopia; studied acting in Addis Ababa; attended the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago (1967); entolled in a film school and earned BA (1972) and MFA (1976) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); part of the Los Angeles School of Black Filmmakers at UCLA; affected by radical thinkers like Frantz Fanon; his first short film was Hour Glass (1971); first feature film was Bush Mama (1976); first movie set in Ethiopia was Harvest: 3,000 Years (1976); became a professor of film at Howard University, Washington, D.C.; found his own production and distribution company, Mypheduh Films (1982); released Sankofa, which earned $3 million in theaters (1993); established the Sankofa Video and Bookstore (1996); released Teza (2008); won the top prize at FESPACO (Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou))
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