Solomon Mekonen is a doctoral research fellow at the department of anthropology, University of Oslo. His research explores the ways in which ethnographic filmmaking as an audio-visual archive of experience can be used as a social intervention, political action, and an imaginative platform for alternative futures. He holds a master’s degree in Visual and Media Anthropology from Freie Universität Berlin. His graduation film Emails to my Little Sister (2018) has been shown at more than 20 ethnographic and other film festivals and has received five awards and three honourable mentions.
Emails to My Little Sister
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.