The challenges with African cinema are still the same or maybe morphed into newer and bigger problems, but there is hope with the new generation of innovative filmmakers who are using available technology for advanced storytelling. In the last few years my attitude towards the challenges of African films specifically Eritrean films have completely changed. 


So, when I had the opportunity of doing a film-making workshop in Africa, I decided to do something about it instead of talking, even if I had to put my career on hold. I took the advantage and run with it putting my heart where my mouth is, however, imperfect it may be, it allowed me to directly help and engage constructively

Billion Temesghen a journalist at the Eritrean Profile English newspaper interviewed me twice at the end of the first and second summer intensive workshop, both times I was exhausted a little cranky.

You can read the interview online at shabaite.com by clicking the link below or download the full Eritrean Profile newspaper PDF by clicking the newspaper image.

Sharing Ideas from Howard University to Cinema Asmara! by Billion Temesghen - Eritrean Profile Q&A 

Aug 2017:
Ambessa Jir’s saga workshop: the second account. - by Billion Temesghen - Eritean Profile Q&A 



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