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Hotel Abyssinia

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  00:57:00  1996  SD 4/3  Color  Sound

A chronicle told by some elderly Italians whose destinies were decided by the fact that they were shipped out to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) during the war of colonisation waged by Italy's fascist regime. Despite the Duce's defeat, they stayed on.
Their stories, particularly that of Amadeo V., help us to understand the reasons for their strange choice of exile in this amazing African land.

Associate producer : MC4
Author : LE HOUEROU Fabienne (IREMAM, UMR CNRS, Aix-en-Provence)
Director : PLATTNER Patricia
Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation d'extraits de films d'archives en noir et blanc.
Commentaire voix off et interventions en son direct (italien) sous-titrées. Musique et chants.
NotesIREMAM : Institut de Recherches et d'Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman.





Technical Sheet
Item No.806
PublicLarge audience ; Specialised audience
Original Support35 mm Film
DistributionSale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportBeta SP