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“melata” ethiopian comedy movie

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Ethiopian cinema, like the country’s film industry as a whole, is a new phenomena. Ethiopia’s film industry is thriving, but it has faced challenges that have kept it from reaching its full potential. Ethiopians used to enjoy live stage theater, which produced a very modest number of successful stage actors. Ethiopian films have been modernizing in the 2000s, adding Amharic language, but due to widespread home video and DVD distribution, copyright infringement and piracy have impeded their advancement. This was reduced in the early 2010s as a result of government involvement and policy imposition. Due to a low-budget, amateurish approach, Ethiopian film production has remained low-quality in compared to world premieres, despite recent progress. Ethiopian cinema debuted in 1898, three years after the premiere of the world’s first film on December 25, 1895. However, as a result of continuous sociopolitical upheaval, the rate of growth has slowed substantially. Ethiopia’s film industry has advanced historical and documentary films, which have been associated with cultural, religious, and national backdrops for decades, as a result of political pressure. Emperor Menelik II was then given with a gift by Ciccodicola. According to historians Berhanou and Richard Pankhurst’s books, the Majesty saw a variety of films over the course of decades before the first public film screening in (1909–1910). Ethiopians completed and built the first cinema in 1923. MM. Baicovich, according to Berhanou, owned the first cinema, Pate, from 1909 to 1910. Many people were unsatisfied with what they saw in the early days of cinema. “People certainly didn’t like to entertain themselves,” Berhanou reported French historian Merab as saying in Impressions d’Ethiopie. The Armenians attempted to project in 1909–10, according to Pankhurst, a distinguished historian who wrote his book Economic History of Ethiopia in 1968, but were only captivated by a momentary curiosity and abandoned it shortly after. Some residents incorrectly associated filmmaking with “devil labor.” After protesting to the first house, which opened in 1923, the local called the cinema “Ye Seytan Bet” (“devil’s home”). According to Chris Prouty, Ethiopia and Eritrea are the only African countries that are uninterested in Western films. The first Ethiopian film, au de Menilek, was directed by Charles Martel and released in 1909. The first short film was made in 1916 in 16mm black-and-white to commemorate Empress Zewditu’s coronation. The crowning of Emperor Haile Selassie was also videotaped.

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