SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

CAS Film Screening - 'Heaven and Earth': Church Education and Monastic Culture in Ethiopia

Heaven and Earth

Date: 28 January 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 28 January 2014Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film

‘Heaven & Earth’ is a documentary film that tells the story of an ancient civilization, covering a millennium of Ethiopian monastic culture and ecclesiastical education.

Presenting the development of indigenous Christianity in an African setting, the film provides a corrective to still prevalent stereotypes of Africa as a dark continent in need of enlightenment by outside forces.

Produced by Mack Film Production in collaboration with, Ministry of Culture of Ethiopia, UNESCO, Ethiopian Air Lines &SOAS, University of London.

Mackonen Michael is award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC World Service and has  produced several documentary films and radio programmes about culture in Africa. Michael also won a prestigious BAFTA award for his radio documentary ‘Bridging the Gap’ about the lives of immigrants in the UK.

Followed by Q&A with the director Mackonen Michael, chaired by Dr John Campbell, SOAS

Tickets - £7 (£5 students)
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Organiser: The Centre of African Studies (SOAS)

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