Haile Gerima, the producer of the film Sankofa, has a new movie named Teza that will be hitting theaters soon. Sankofa challenged the viewer to witness the experience of a contemporary African-American woman that travels back in time and experience slavery. In Teza, Gerima’s main character is Anberber, a young Ethiopian doctor who was educated in Germany. The film chronicles Anberber’s return home during the ruthless regime of the former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam and how he comes to terms with the disconnect between himself and his homeland.
Teza has already been well received around the world and won the prestigious Golden Stallion of Yennenga Award for Best Film at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival.
Teza opens Friday, September 18, 2009 in Washington D.C. More details about Teza can be found at http://www.tezathemovie.com/.