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After studying in West Germany, Anberber returns to his native Ethiopia as a postgraduate. But he does not recognize his country and get lost in his nostalgic memories. "Director Haile Gerima, legendary figure of African (and American) cinema, has created a milestone of postcolonial cinema with this image-powerful epic." (tip Berlin) On the very first evening Anberber is confronted with the political unrest ravaging the country. He searches for the land of his childhood in memories, and realizes full of pain that the land of before no longer exists. He participates in a ceremony to help show him a way to the future and to move past his melancholy. Anberber begins a magical journey into the heart of lost time, in search of a place where he belongs. "A film of hallucinatory intensity." (taz)