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CONTENTS Contents vii introduction, Alessandro Jedlowski, Michael W. Thomas, and Aboneh Ashagrie 1 From Yeseytan Bet—Devil’s House to 7D: Mapping Cinema’s Multidimensional Manifestations in Ethiopia from Its Inception to Contemporary Developments, Michael W. Thomas 27 Fascist Imperial Cinema: An Account of Imaginary Places, Giuseppe Fidotta 45 The Revolution Has Been Televised: Fact, Fiction, and Spectacle in the 1970s and 1980s, Kate Cowcher 67 The Dead Speaking to the Living: Religio-Cultural Symbolisms in the Amharic Films of Haile Gerima, Tekletsadik Belachew 93 Whether to Laugh or to Cry? Explorations of Genre in Amharic Fiction Feature Films, Michael W. Thomas 119 Women’s Participation in Ethiopian Cinema, Eyerusaleam Kassahun 141 The New Frontiers of the Ethiopian Television Industry: TV Serials and Sitcoms, Bitania Tadesse 161 Ethiopian Cinema and the Politics of Migration, at Home and Abroad, Alessandro Jedlowski 181 A Wide People with a Small Screen: Oromo Cinema at Home and in Diaspora, Teferi Nigussie Tafa and Steven W. Thomas 207 Hope, Forced Migration, and Desire of Elsewhere in Eritrean Diaspora Films, Aurora Massa and Osvaldo Costantini 227 Somali Cinema: A Brief History Relating Italian Colonization, Somali Diaspora, and the Changing Ideas of Nationhood, Daniele Comberiati 249 Debebe Eshetu (actor and director), interviewed by Aboneh Ashagrie 261 Behailu Wassie (scriptwriter and director), interviewed by Michael W. Thomas 271 Yidnekachew Shumete Desalegn (director and producer), interviewed by Alessandro Jedlowski 283 contributors 287 index ...


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