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"Asmara, Eritrea"

Asmarinos guides us in a visit to their city, capital of the East African nation of Eritrea.

Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Contemporary Issues, Foreign Worlds, History, and Cultural History
Synopsis

'"Asmara, Eritrea" should serve as a model in documenting African cities. Through interviews with local residents, the filmmaker is able to imbue the built environment with life, to evoke the feel of the street and the interrelationship of neighborhoods. In particular, the film excels at unpacking a particularly complex 20th century history, which awakens viewers to complex geopolitical forces sparring over the horn of Africa even as it traces the development of a gracious and liveable city." Prof Zoe Strother

Stage
finished
Running time
63 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
anonymous production
Country
United States
Years of Production
2004
Locations
Asmara, Eritrea
Prod. Partners
Galsen, Madrid (Spain)

Distribution Details

Release year
2007
Festivals
Architect Africa Film Festival 2008, Muestra de Cine Documental y Etnográfico 2009, ArchiAfrica 2009, Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico 2009,
Distribution
DER - Documentary Educational Resources www.der.org
Language
Tigrinya, Italian, English
Subtitles
English, Italian

Photos

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