Emails to my Little Sister

Ethiopia, Germany

35', 2018


Solomon Mekonen


Solomon Mekonen


Solomon Mekonen


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Emails to My Little Sister is an anthropologically intended film created as part of an MA thesis project concerning the phenomenology of Blackness in Berlin. The film, however, takes place in Ethiopia where becoming Black is reflected back on in siblings' email conversations. The film is a result of an autoethnographic research of the author and deals with a historical and ongoing relationship between the West and Africa. A brother who lives north of the Mediterranean and a sister south of it discover what that relationship entails and how it affects and shapes their lives.


Solomon Mekonen is a Berlin-based filmmaker, interested in visual storytelling grounded in anthropology. His research interests include decolonization, queer studies and imagining alternative futures.