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Emails to My Little Sister

Filmmaker : Solomon Mekonen Ethiopia, 2019 PRODUCTION : Solomon Mekonen
35'
Amharic, English English

About this film

Synopsis

This auto-ethnographic and epistolary short film depicts the daily life of a brother and his sister, between Germany and Ethiopia, against the backdrop of a topical issue: the becoming and identity of Black people.

FIFEQ-MTL's opinion

The film explores multi-sited ethnography through the juxtaposition of emails with audiovisual material that phenomenologically focuses on the everyday lived-experience of an Ethiopian woman as well as that of her brother, recently arrived in Germany, who realizes his “becoming” Black in a predominantly white society, and his relationship to this society. A real gem!

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Filmmaker

Solomon Mekonen

Solomon A. Mekonen is a Berlin-based filmmaker, interested in visual storytelling grounded in anthropology. He has a Master’s degree in Visual and Media Anthropology from Freie Universität Berlin. His research interest includes decolonisation, queer studies and imagining alternative futures.