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Kana launches two new shows

The highly popular Kana Television has launch of two new shows – an original Kana production and an international localized drama series – to further enhance the viewing experience of its growing audience. Kana now produces nearly 30 hours of fresh content per week in Amharic.

On just its third episode, #mindin is a talk show that brings unique perspectives on various social and economic topics that are relevant to the day-to-day lives of audiences. The show distinctively engages the audience by presenting a vibrant panel of three perspectives on topics raised while fostering a healthy debate.

The other show launched, Lijitua, relays the ugly side of war based on real-life events. It tells a story of girl recruited by guerrilla fighters at a very young age and her subsequent struggle to return to ordinary life, integrate into society and confront her family after she escapes captivity. The show, originally produced in Colombia, has received wide acclaim and was recently acquired by Netflix.

Music In Africa panel discussion and performance

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Addis Ababa at the Goethe-Institut from November 10 – 12. The meeting will gather at least 40 international music role players from across the globe visiting the country to engage with local practitioners throughout the three days.
The meeting is held in different African countries each year and is seen as an opportunity to bring influential music industry players from across the globe together to exchange ideas, discover new talent and accelerate the shaping of a vibrant music sector on the continent.
This year the event will start on November 10 and will be followed by a two-day music program (AGM Plus) which includes panel discussions, networking events and live performances on November. Legendary Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke, best known as the father of Ethio-jazz, will deliver a keynote address on 11 November. The performance will take place at the Villa Verde.
Delegates will come from over 15 countries, representing key businesses and NGOs.

Open House @ Goethe-Institut

An open house will be held at the Goethe-Institut today. The day will be filled with cultural events, music, children‘s program, reading stage and German language taster lessons. The Goethe-Institut and its departments will present themselves and offer the guests a diverse program.
According to the Goethe-Institut attendants will have the chance to meet some of the partners of the institute and get information about their work.
During the day there will be a photography exhibition “Stories from the city”, fairytale films for children and a children’s program In addition to that, there will be an information event by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) regarding study and research in Germany.
Other activities include German language taster lessons, reading of fairytales and a Tombola draw from the Goethe-Institut’s Facebook quiz.
The afternoon will feature a performance of PASCH students and a reading of short stories.
Finally, there will be a music concert by students of the Jazzamba School.

Labyrinth of Lies film screening

The German drama film “Labyrinth of Lies”, which was Germany’s submission for the 2016 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, will be shown on October 4 in the Goethe-Institut Addis Ababa at 6.30 pm.

Based on true events, it was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film is about Johan Radmann, who is a newly appointed public prosecutor in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1958. Through a journalist, he learns that many Nazis returned to ordinary life with impunity after the war. Inspired by the memory of his late idolized father, Radmann decides to make sure that justice is done. The young idealist soon realizes that many of the war-criminals occupy powerful positions in society, and are prepared to go to great lengths to make sure that he does not succeed in his quest.

The film is directed by Giulio Ricciarelli and casts Alexander Fehling, Andre Szymanski and Friederike Becht. It will run for 122 minutes.