Director (Ethiopia)

Michel Papatakis is considered as a success story in pioneering the Ethiopian cinema by realizing the potential of the film medium to both entertain and inform society. Not only did he run his own production company, he also wrote, directed, filmed, and edited his own films. The major one was Guma (Blood Money) that he produced around 1974 but he has also many documentaries to his credit.


  • Konso, 1993

  • Guma (Blood Money), 1974

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