‘Heaven & Earth’ is documentary film that tells the story of an ancient civilization, covering a millennium of Ethiopia 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 Films in collaboration with UNESCO, Ethiopian Air Lines & SOAS.
Director Mackonen Michael is an 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 screening will take place at room the Khalili Lecture Theatre, Russel Square campus.