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Haile Gerima


Halie Gerima arrived in the United States from his native Gondar, Ethiopia, to study acting and directing at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Illinois. He later transferred to the Theater Department at UCLA where he completed the Master's Program in Film. Afterward, he relocated to Washington, DC, to teach at Howard University's Department of Radio... See full bio »

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11 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Teza
Teza Director
(2008)
Sankofa
Sankofa Director
(1993)
Ashes and Embers
Ashes and Embers Director
(1982)
Harvest: 3,000 Years
(1976)

Filmography

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 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2008 Teza
 1999 Adwa
 1994 Imperfect Journey (Documentary)
 1993 Sankofa
 1985 After Winter: Sterling Brown (Documentary)
 1979 Wilmington 10 -- U.S.A. 10,000 (Documentary)
 1979 Bush Mama
 1973 Child of Resistance (Short)
 1971 Hour Glass (Short)
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Runs the Mypheduh Films, Inc. and Sankofa Video & Bookstore

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When no major film distribution company would distribute his film Sankofa (1993), he literally took his film to thirty-five different cities--one at a time--and ended up grossing nearly US$3 million; his company Mypheduh Films was created to distribute his films on all media and the films of other Black filmmakers who have difficulty finding distributors. See more »

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