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Say Brother; Look at Eritrea, A; Eritrean People's Liberation Front

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02/03/1978

This clip is an excerpt from a British film on the Eritrea People's Liberation Front showing the tough training regime, and physical labor, expected of all soldiers. Overall the program focuses on the struggle between Ethiopia and Eritrea, a struggle that started in 1961, when Ethiopia officially annexed Eritrea and made it a colony. Host Melvin Moore and guests Astier Woldeyohannes (of the Association of Eritrean Women of North America), Girmai Gebregziabher (of the Association of Eritrean Students of North America), and Arthur Koutsis (member of the Eritrean Support Committee) discuss the history of the struggle between Eritrea and Ethiopia, the function of the North American associations they represent, reactions to the argument that Black Africans should not be fighting other Black Africans, if the guerrilla warfare is a struggle for independence or a struggle against oppression, what has been done to influence the United Nations (and the United States) not to aid Ethiopia, and is there any involvement of other African countries with the struggle. Additional segments include excerpts from a British film on the Eritrea People's Liberation Front produced by the BBC, the "Say Brother News" with reporters Karen Holmes, Milly Kiung, Margaret Tarter, and Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar." Holmes's report features an interview with Minority Women's Employment Program (MWEP Boston) recruiter Consuelo Gonzales-Thornell; Tarter's report features an interview with Afrikan Heritage Institute (Roxbury) Program Director Fahamisha Shariat. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by David DeBarger and Eric Himes.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Look at Eritrea, A
Program Number

817

Title

Eritrean People's Liberation Front

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program focuses on the struggle between Ethiopia and Eritrea, a struggle that started in 1961, when Ethiopia officially annexed Eritrea and made it a colony. Host Melvin Moore and guests Astier Woldeyohannes (of the Association of Eritrean Women of North America), Girmai Gebregziabher (of the Association of Eritrean Students of North America), and Arthur Koutsis (member of the Eritrean Support Committee) discuss the history of the struggle between Eritrea and Ethiopia, the function of the North American associations they represent, reactions to the argument that Black Africans should not be fighting other Black Africans, if the guerilla warfare is a struggle for independence or a struggle against oppression, what has been done to influence the United Nations (and the United States) not to aid Ethiopia, and is there any involvement of other African countries with the struggle. Additional segments include excerpts from a British film on the Eritrea People's Liberation Front produced by the BBC, the "Say Brother News" with reporters Karen Holmes, Milly Kiung, Margaret Tarter, and Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar." Holmes's report features an interview with Minority Women's Employment Program (MWEP Boston) recruiter Consuelo Gonzales-Thornell; Tarter's report features an interview with Afrikan Heritage Institute (Roxbury) Program Director Fahamisha Shariat.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Eritrea--History--Revolution, 1962-199
Hezbawi genbar harenat 'Eretra
Minority Women's Employment Program (Boston, Mass.)
Eritrean Support Committee
Shariat, Fahamisha
South Cove Community Health Center
Afrikan Heritage Institute (Roxbury, Mass.)
Koutsis, Arthur
Africa in motion pictures
Colonization
Association of Eritrean Students of North America
Association of Eritrean Women in North America
Boston Repertory Theatre
Woldeyohannes, Astier
Africa, Eastern--Politics and government--1960-
Pao, Phoebe
Gonzales-Thornell, Consuelo
Gebregziabher, Girmai
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
DeBarger, David (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Himes, Eric (Director)
Contributors
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Krol, Bronislaw (Audio)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Crane, David (Videotape Recordist)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Holmes, Karen (Reporter)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Koppel, Tiit (Assistant Cameraman)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
MacKnight, John (Lighting Assistant)
LaBillois, Ann (Intern)
McGonagle, Richard (Assistant Cameraman)
Hart, Tanya (Reporter)
Tarter, Margaret (Reporter)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Kiung, Milly (Reporter)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Look at Eritrea, A; Eritrean People's Liberation Front,” 02/03/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3AFDD801913348CC9275CD66671482E3.
MLA: “Say Brother; Look at Eritrea, A; Eritrean People's Liberation Front.” 02/03/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3AFDD801913348CC9275CD66671482E3>.
APA: Say Brother; Look at Eritrea, A; Eritrean People's Liberation Front. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3AFDD801913348CC9275CD66671482E3
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