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OCT 18, 9:00 AM

PROGRAMMERS NOTES

Tesfaye (Hope) is an evocative new short film by Daniel Negatu that takes you into the turmoil, longing and reflections of an Ethiopian castaway who immigrates to Canada. Based around a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony, this arthouse film shares the story of a man being rescued at sea in Madagascar and his subsequent journey to Halifax, Canada. Shot in Ethiopia and Canada, the film recounts the life of ተስፋዬ/Tesfaye - caught between nostalgia for his home country and the possibility of a better life in another one.

Ella Cooper

Director:

Daniel Negatu

Daniel D Negatu was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His works over the past ten years include award winning documentaries, experimental videos and dramatic films. His time-based and photographic works have been exhibited in Ethiopia, South Africa, Burkina Faso, the USA, France and Canada. Daniel has a Master of Fine Arts in Film from York University, Canada and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Addis Ababa University.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Daniel Negatu

Cinematographer

Daniel D Negatu

Producer

Daniel D Negatu

Editor

Daniel D Negatu

Principal Cast

N/A

Tesfaye (Hope)

Daniel Negatu

DOCUMENTARY | AMHARIC | 32 MIN | CANADA, ETHIOPIA

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