TEZA
TEZA


SYNOPSIS
Anberber has studied in Germany and returns post-graduate to Ethiopia. He is full of hope that he can support his country with his newly acquired knowledge. It's a story about hope and disillusionment, about foreignness and homeland.

DIRECTORHaile Gerima
YEAR2008
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSVenice Competition 2008: Special Jury Prize
Best Screenplay
Signis Award
Unicef Award
CinemAvvenire Award)
Toronto Masters 2008
Carthage-Tunesia 2008: (Golden Tanit-Best Film Award
Best Script
Best Music
Best Cinematography
Best Support. Actor- Abeye Tedla
Amiens 2008: Garnd Prix
Thessaloniki 2008: Human Values Award
Dubau 2008: Arab Muhr Award for Best Composer
Rotterdam 2009: Dioraphte Award
Burkina Fasa 2009: UN Award for fight against povertry
Zain Award
African Film Critics Award
Khouribga: Best Director
Best Actress among many more festival participations and awards
PRODUCERSHaile Gerima
Karl Baumgartner (producers)
Marie-Michèle Cattelain & Philippe Avril (co-producers)
Joachim von Mengershausen
Salome Gerima (associate producers)
CO PRODUCTION WITHPandora Film Produktion/ Negod-gwad Production in co-production with Unlimited and Westdeutscher Rundfunk
PRODUCTIONPedro Pimenta (production Ethopia)
Yemane Demissie (1st AD)
Johannes Rexin & Sascha Verhey (production Germany)
SUPPORTED BYFilmstiftung NRW
WDR/ ARTE
Filmförderung Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein
Hubert Bals Fund
Fonds Sud Cinéma Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication CNC
Ministère des Affaires Étrangères France
Fonds Images Afrique
Union Européenne (Fonds européen de développement)
Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg
Région Alsace
WORLD SALESThe Match Factory
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORDebese Film
LENGTH140 min.
FORMATcolour
S-16mm & HD blow-up to 35mm
SHOOTING LOCATIONEthiopia & Köln (Germany)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEAmharic
CASTAron Arefe
Abiye Tedla
Takelech Beyene
Teje Tesfahun
Nebiyu Baye
Mengistu Zelalem
Wuhib Bayu
Zenahbezu Tsega
Asrate Abrham
Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur
Veronika Avraham
WRITERSHaile Gerima
CASTING
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYMario Masini
EDITINGHaile Gerima
Loren Hankin
MUSICVijay Iyer & Jorga Mesfin
SOUNDUmbe Adan (original sound)
Stephan Konken (re-recording mixer)
ART DIRECTIONPatrick Dechesne
Alain-Pascal Housiaux
Seyum Ayana (art directors)
Tim Pannen (Germany)
COSTUMESWassene Hailu-Klotz
MAKE UP HAIRFrançoise Dael
Daniel Schröder
LINKSwww.debesefilm.de