NO EASY WALK: ETHIOPIA

NO EASY WALK: ETHIOPIA

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1683
    Format: DVD

    Part of the No Easy Walk series, this video begins with the Ethiopian victory over the Italians in 1896 at the Battle of Andowa, which confirmed Ethiopian independence to the European powers and paved the way for Emperor Menelik's modernization program. Haile Selassie's succession to the throne in 1930 was followed in 1935 by Mussolini's invasion and a five-year Italian occupation. After the war, Ethiopia led the way in the effort to decolonize Africa, establishing the Organization for African Unity in Addis Ababa in 1963.

    Directed by Bernard Odjidja
    1988, 60 minutes
    Study Guide Available
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125

    "...lively and intelligent... digs into the mind [of archival footage] to marvelous effect... demonstrating half a century or so of the colonial experience..."
    - Basil Davidson, The Listener



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