‘Heaven & Earth’ is a documentary film that tells the story of an ancient civilization, covering a millennium of Ethiopian monastic culture and ecclesiastical education.
Presenting the development of indigenous Christianity in an African setting, the film provides a corrective to still prevalent stereotypes of Africa as a dark continent in need of enlightenment by outside forces.
Produced by Mack Film Production in collaboration with, Ministry of Culture of Ethiopia, UNESCO, Ethiopian Air Lines & SOAS, University of London.
Mackonen Michael is award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC World Service and has produced several documentary films and radio programmes about culture in Africa. Michael also won a prestigious BAFTA award for his radio documentary ‘Bridging the Gap’ about the lives of immigrants in the UK.
The film has been screened and archived at the Library of congress and got to the directory a special award last December.
The screening will be followed by Q&A with the director Mackonen Michael and Reverend G.G DIMTSU on Ethiopia and religious tolerance.
Special Guest: HRH Prince Aklileberhan Makonnen Hailesilassie
Chair: Dr. Ermias Kebede