Blood Is Not Fresh Water

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

Eshetu's essay on his ancestral homeland of Ethiopia is a melange of travelogue, history and myth. Ostensibly a portrait of the video-maker's grandfather, who held many ministerial posts during the reign of Haile Selassie, this intelligently constructed work is a lyrical exploration of the country which Eshetu terms 'a place of the imagination', yet it also tackles head-on contemporary and historical Eurocentrist assumptions. A vibrant sense of place is caught with visual flair on scant resources.


Release details

57 mins

Cast and crew

Theo Eshetu
Theo Eshetu
Julian Warde Jones
Rinaldo Rainero
Emma Stowe
Monica Piseddu
Alan Jones