Heart of Fire - Luigi Falomi (2008)
A film Inspired by the controversial memoir by Senait G Mehari. The father of 10-year-old Awet (beautifully played by Letekidan Micael) hands her over to the Eritrean Liberation Front (known as the Jebha), where she falls under the influence of a charismatic leader, although her size prevents her from being a fully fledged part of the rebel militia. A powerful film that, by focusing on one story, attempts to represent the experiences of child soldiers everywhere.
Heart of Fire - Senait Mehari
About the author:
Born in 1974 to an Ethiopian mother and an Eritrean father, Senait Mehari was abandoned by her parents and spent her early years in a state orphanage. After four years she returned to her father, but as the onset of war threatened he made the shocking decision to give Senait and two of her stepsisters to the rebel troops of the Eritrean Liberation Front. Six-year-old Senait went on to spend three harrowing years in a training camp for child soldiers. She witnessed first-hand the brutalities of war, learned how to use a rifle and endured hunger, sickness, and beatings. In 1983, she and her sisters were rescued when her uncle arranged a daring escape to Sudan. After four years of living in Khartoum the sisters were summoned to Germany by their father, where life continued to prove difficult. At age 14 Senait left home to live on the streets, bought herself a cheap keyboard and began playing music. Now a successful artist, Senait has not forgotten the horrors of her childhood, but will not let them defeat her. This is the moving and inspirational testimony of a woman determined to survive and succeed.
Sculpture from the 26th dynasty 664 - 525 BCE. The last indigenous African dynasty.
Kamite King (ancient Egyptian) in bronze kneeling. Wearing the nemes, an usekh necklace and the shendyt kilt; he is holding the right hand on his chest and the left forearm in upright position. The attitude is the ‘Henu’ pose, a traditional gesture expressing happiness and triumph.
“The man who knows how to lead one of his brothers towards what he has known may one day be saved by that very brother.” ~African (Kemetic) proverb
Since ancient times!
The Way It Was……Mobile, Alabama, 1956. Series 4/5
"By Any Means Necessary"…..An African American teen, with his siblings in the background, standing guard with a gun during racial violence in Alabama,1956. Gordon Parks, Photographer.
Native Cartographer Creates Map of Pre-Contact Turtle Island
It took him 14 years and thousands of hours, but Aaron Carapella finally did it. He created a map that represents what Turtle Island looked like in 1490. It shows where roughly 590 Native nations were located and gives their indigenous names, instead of the names given by Europeans.
So to get to 51% of the electorate the Republicans are going to have to pull some votes from previously offended demographics.
Intelligent, sarcastic, and hilarious. YES.
She is the best thing to happen to the Daily Show in a long time.
Ready to go out. Can you guess my favorite color? #red #50s #channeling50s #ilovelucy #everynightisfridaynight
When Stagecoach Mary wasn’t cracking rabid wolves in the face with the stock of her ten-gauge or single-handedly building schoolhouses for poor Native American girls, you could find her in the saloons of Cascade drinking men under the table like the chick from Raiders of the Lost Ark and chomping on homemade cigars so potent that hardly any gunslinger in town had the stomach to handle them. You’d think maybe some folks would have tried to mess with her, considering that she was, you know, a black woman in a society that at the time wasn’t particularly well-known for its attitudes towards racial and gender equality, but Stagecoach Mary wasn’t the sort of badass chick that was going to let people tell her what she was going to do or how she was going to do it. At a time when non-prostitute women weren’t allowed to drink at saloons, she received special permission from the Mayor to be served at any bar in the city any time she wanted, for life. Any time some asshole messed with her, she messed him up. Like, one time a guy called her a rude name outside a saloon, so she looked at him for a second, said nothing, then grabbed a big rock out of the street and clubbed him in the skull with it repeatedly until other cowboys finally restrained her. She gained such a reputation for being the a badass out of uppity gunslingers that didn’t show her the proper respect that the Great Falls Examiner newspaper once cited this hard-drinking, quick-tempered asskicker as having “broken more noses than any other person in Montana,” and nobody ever debated the claim.
People, this woman was so incredible that the fact that she had a pet eagle rolling around the Old West with her wasn’t even the coolest thing about her.
The African Renaissance Monument (French: Le Monument de la Renaissance africaine) is a 49m tall bronze statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles, outside of Dakar, Senegal. Built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb, the statue was designed by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby after an idea presented by president Abdoulaye Wade and built by a company from North Korea. It is the tallest statue in Africa.
oh I guess they just left this one out the history books. Smh
Of course you’d never hear about this
Eritrean Media: the Lay out pt. 1
For people who are starting to find out there is more under the surface. Here is a short lay out of the media organization of the government and the pro-government movement. The next time we’ll bring a lay out of the opposition movement.
The current ruling party, PFDJ (People’s Front for Democracy and Justice) has an extensive network of media outlet. The government has official channels like TV, radio and their main website (shabait.org). There are are several government affiliated websites. The governement has also (beside government officials) some spokespersons. Sophia Tesfamariam, resides in the US, and is known for her ferocious posts and articles. Thomas C. Mountain is an American citizen, living in Hawaii, who somehow got involved and is extremely pro-government. The opposition claims that both spokespersons are paid lobbyists.
The interesting part is the facebook network of individuals spreading continious positive messages. It doesn’t mean that the information is not correct. It is merely biased and it never asks questions. The communication of the pro-goverment base can be devidid into 3 types.
1. Nostalgia: pictures, video’s about the armed independence struggle. The pro-government movement tends to romanticize the independence struggle and still claims the victory as their greatest achievement, thus legitimation of their power (we brought independence, so we’re the rightfully rulers)
2. Positive news: about roads, schools, graduations and succes that can be accredited to the government. Normally supported with credo’s like “nikit teray”,”awet n’hafash”, “ane ne’hagery”, “hade libi, hade hizbi”
3. Bashing: primarily bashing of western “mainstream media” as the supporters call it. Plus vigorously reacting on anti-government posts. mainly calling the posters, woyane, ethiopia supporting or western-sponsored.
So now you know. Keep it in mind, that real fact finding is all about using several sources and weighting interests and political ties. Make up your own mind.