Ethiopian Run

Ethiopian Run

Director: Christoph Oertli

Screening time: 14.04.2017. 17:15

Screening location: Kino Europa

Runtime: 14 min

Awards: Previous Festivals 51st SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (World Premiere, Official Selection, Solothurn, )* 18th VIDEOEX, EXPERIMENTAL & VIDEO FESTIVAL ZÜRICH (Official Selection, Zürich, Switzerland) * 27th FID, FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINÉMA MARSEILLE (Official Selection, Marseille, France)* FESTIVAL KUGOMA - 7th FORUM DE CINEMA MOÇAMBIQUE (Official Selection, Maputo, Moçambique) * 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)* 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)


A group of young Ethiopians is gathering in a hall. Some of them instruct the others what to do by calling them by their names. Each student faces the camera for a moment. Later, other formations inside the hall are taken, which happens through performative actions: new shoes are put on, a starting line is marked on the floor and the group gets ready to start a race. The young Ethiopians represent a new generation outside of the western world, and our gaze must withstand their powerful presence.

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