Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Locarno 1976

This film denounces the oppression of poor nations by rich countries and witnesses the difficulties inherent to an authentic liberation. Deeply rooted in the life and in the culture of his country, the director Haile Gerima has been able to translate, in an exemplary narrative style, the distresses and hopes of these men who have known unchanging life conditions since three millennium. Its call has a prophetic accent.