Adwa-An African Victory, part of the film series Resistance & Revolution: The Cinema of Haile Gerima
Adwa — An African Victory
Dir. Haile Gerima
1990 | 97 min
In 1896, Ethiopian forces armed mainly with spears and knives, defeat a well-equipped and organized Italian military bent on colonization. This victory ignited a flame of hope for freedom and independence in the hearts of African people.
The screening will be introduced by Nicole Brooks. In the performing arts world, Nicole Brooks is beyond a triple-threat. Her extensive accomplishments include filmmaker, director, performer, singer, playwright, composer, curator, teacher and ‘art-ivist’. Brooks has devoted over 20 years producing innovative content (for both the stage and screen), with a focus on narratives that illuminate the peoples of the African Diaspora.