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GRANDPA WAS AN EMPEROR
Online Screening
Monday, Nov 15, 2021 12:00 AM - Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 11:59 PM
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WORLD PREMIERE Yeshi Kassa, great-granddaughter of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, investigates what happened to her beloved father after the 1974 coup that landed most of her family in prison. Looking at a rarely examined slice of history, the film delves into Selassie’s complex legacy, including how he came to be considered a divine being by Bob Marley and the Rastafarians. This informative, intriguing film follows the members of Ethiopia’s formerly royal family in an emotional, suspenseful search for closure.  - Karen McMullen

The 11/14 screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director/Producer Constance Marks, Producer Corinne LaPook, Executive Producer Solome Williams, Composer Forest Christenson and film subject Yeshi Kassa, the 11/16 screening with Director/Producer Constance Marks, Producer Corinne LaPook, Executive Producer Solome Williams, Editor Bob Eisenhardt and film subject Yeshi Kassa and the 11/17th screening with Director/Producer Constance Marks, Producer Corinne LaPook, Editor Bob Eisenhardt and film subject Yeshi Kassa.

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Film Details
Country:USA
Year:2021
Running Time:92
Language:English
Amharic
Director:Constance Marks
Executive Producer:Cynthia Erivo
Solome Williams
Producer:Constance Marks
Corinne LaPook
Editor:Bob Eisenhardt A.C.E.
Cinematographer:Barney Broomfield
Kyle I. Kelley
Richard Chisolm
Composer:Rupert Gregson-Williams
Forest Christenson
Accessibility:Assistive Listening
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Film Genres:Activism
History
Family
Women Directors
Politics
Africa
War & Conflict
World Premiere