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Rasselas Lakew

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One World Pop Culture

Rasselas Lakew

Rasselas Lakew talks about his life, cultural upbringing in Ethiopia during a revolution, and its impact on his filmmaking career. Rasselas Lakew talks about the historical significance of his film, “The Athlete”, where Rasselas Lakew played the principal character, Abebe Bikila. From an early age, Rasselas Lakew knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. He remembers watching films with his family back in Addis Abaha and enjoying their powerful ability to unite people as they view art in its purest form, exploring history and ideas together.

20:50 | 2014

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