God or Politics: Tom Keneally in Eritrea

Australia, 1990

Film

Episode of Series “Creative Spirits Series”.
This documentary follows Tom Keneally as he retraces the journey made when he researched the novel “Towards Amsara” two years ago. The novel is set in a war-zone amongst the Eritrean people as they struggle to regain the independence taken from them by the Ethiopians twenty five years ago. Keneally reveals a remarkable society comprised of camouflaged schools and hospitals, factories hidden in deep caves, great food distribution dumps and ravaged biblical towns. He encounters again the real people he turned into fictional characters in his book.

Credits

producer

Don Featherstone

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Appears in

Group of items

Creative Spirits Series

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36118

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Eritrea (Ethiopia)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Literature → Literature

Places → Eritrea (Ethiopia)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

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