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Engineer Takele Uma donated 1 million birr for a movie

Takele Uma Banti is an Ethiopian politician who now serves as the country’s Minister of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas. He was the 31st Mayor of Addis Ababa, and after Ethiopia’s reform under the present administration began in 2018, he rose to fame for his innovative business practices and imaginative leadership responsibilities. Ethiopian cinema opened in 1898, three years after the world’s first film was shown on December 25, 1895. However, as a result of continuous sociopolitical unrest, the growth rate has slowed dramatically. The Ethiopian film industry, which has been associated with cultural, religious, and national backgrounds for decades due to political pressure, has advanced historical and documentary films. Pankhurst, a renowned historian who published his book Economic History of Ethiopia in 1968, went on to say that the Armenians attempted to project in 1909–10, but were only enticed by a passing interest and abandoned it shortly after. Some locals erroneously linked filmmaking to “devil labor.” The native dubbed the cinema “Ye Seytan Bet” (“devil’s house”) after objecting to the first house, which opened in 1923. Ethiopia and Eritrea, according to Chris Prouty, are the only African countries that are uninterested in Western films. Charles Martel directed the first Ethiopian film, au de Menilek, which was released in 1909. The first short film is a 16mm black-and-white film made in 1916 to commemorate Empress Zewditu’s coronation. In addition, Emperor Haile Selassie’s coronation was videotaped.

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