Shashamane chronicles a chapter of the lengthy history of the African diaspora, through the voices of men and women who have left the West, 400 years since the dawn of slavery, to return to their forefathers’ land and reclaim their African identity. It’s an exodus that becomes an extraordinary homecoming to a place that for some is a haven, but for others a cage with no escape.


Shashamane (2016)


Ethiopia /Jamaica/UK


English + French, with English subtitles




Giulia Amati

Giulia Amati

Giulia Amati

Giulia Amati is an Italian-French filmmaker who studied digital video production at New York University. In 2010, with Stephen Natanson, she directed the documentary This is My Land… Hebron, which won over 20 awards at film festivals. Shashamane is her second feature-length film.

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