Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Twilight Revelation: Episodes in the Life & Times of Emperor Haile Selassie
  • Film
  • 4/27/2012
  • 21:45-22:43
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: African & African-American Studies, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center, Film & Media Studies, French & Italian, KU Libraries, Project on th
Event Description
The documentary film explores and analyzes watershed events during the reign of the former Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie. Using a wealth of archival footage and photographs, the documentary reexamines the imperial administration through the eyes of numerous notable individuals who played substantive roles and worked closely with the emperor. The featured witnesses include former ministers, a general, a state attorney and a judge, parliamentarians, high ranking civil servants and staff from the royal court. It also featured members of the royal family including his grandchildren. The observations and narratives of these individuals shed a new light on the personality, leadership style and the myth behind Ethiopia’s last emperor.

Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF)