CAMEROONIAN FILMMAKERS PRESENT TWO EPIC FILMS IN LOS ANGELES, CA

DAD’S WAR, Director’s Statement

Most Africans tend to stay in their new countries but do not live in it. As an African migrant in the United States I am working on the hypothesis that African migrants though they live here do not really know much about the United States or become a social and cultural part of the country and the country does not really know much about African migrants nor does it incorporate them into major studies.

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CAMEROONIAN FILMMAKERS PRESENT TWO EPIC FILMS IN LOS ANGELES, CA

CAMEROONIAN FILMMAKERS PRESENT TWO EPIC FILMS IN LOS ANGELES

DAD’S WAR, A film By Martin Fusi

Two former friends, immigrant African fathers in America become mortal enemies and fight each other using strange methods.

NINAH’S DOWRY, A film by Victor Viyuoh

Ninah, a runaway wife whose husband finds out that she is pregnant and sets out to recover the bride price that he paid or take home the woman that he owns. By any means necessary.

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Palliative Care Provides Dignity to Ethiopian American Elders

Palliative Care Provides Dignity to Ethiopian American Elders

LOS ANGELES–Until last spring, Tesfaldey Meshesha and his wife, who came to the United States from Ethiopia in 2008, used to be regulars at Hayim Tovim Adult Day Health Care center located in the heart of the Little Ethiopia along Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Here, they joined the aerobic dancing, socialized, lunched with friends and received medical check ups.

But these days, Meshesha, 76, the former manager of Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory, one of Ethiopia’s largest of its kind, comes alone, as his wife has contracted bone cancer.

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