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  • Summary: After 20 years of exile in Germany, Anberber returns to his Ethiopian homeland and re-discovers the harsh reality of his past as an activist.
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  1. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    90
    Has all the hallmarks of a career summation -- and early on it seems fated to collapse beneath the weight of its ambitions. Instead, it soars, thanks to Mr. Gerima’s bracingly direct storytelling.
  2. Only the film's slow pace softens its powerful message.
  3. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    70
    Ultimately rewards the viewer's patience with a potent sense of Ethiopian history and culture.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    70
    Gerima's film stands as a richly expansive portrait of a man caught between an untenable exile and the terrible consequences of his homeland's violent past.
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