Emails to My Little Sister

Emails to My Little Sister is an anthropologically intended film created as part of an MA thesis project concerning the phenomenology of Blackness in Berlin. The film, however, takes place in Ethiopia where becoming Black is reflected back on in siblings’ email conversations.

Director Biography

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 interests include decolonisation and imagining alternative futures.

Director

Solomon Mekonen

Country

Ethiopia, Germany

Subtitles

English

Year

2018

Duration

35 min.

Across the Sea

Saturday, 4 September 18:20 - 19:35 - 19:50 / Kijkhuis 1
75 min.

Also in this session

1. Het leven van Esteban
Inès Eshun, 15 min.
2. Emails to My Little Sister
Solomon Mekonen, 35 min.
3. Never Look at the Sun
Baloji, 5 min.
4. When You Hear the Divine Call
Festus Toll, 20 min.
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