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Name: Rukya Hassen
Email: rukyhasen@gmail.com
Phone Number: +251913003908
Title of Work: Menelik
Feature Film

Menelik is an adventure true story of a black people’s victory with bare foot and traditional arms over the white with modern weapons in 1896.

Menelik is an adventure true story of a black people’s victory over the white. 1 March 1896; 126 years ago Ethiopia got victory over Italy. The victory is known as Adwa victory. Adwa is the name of a town in Ethiopia where the battle between Italians and Ethiopians was fought. The Ethiopian forces defeated the Italian invading force on Sunday 1 March 1896, near the town of Adwa. Menelik was the emperor of Ethiopia who led the victory. Since the time of slavery and colonialism in the 16th century, Europeans waged wars trying to rule the world. Every war was won by Europeans which allowed them to rule the native peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. Ethiopia stood as the antithesis of the colonial worldview because of Adwa. This historic event was led by Emperer Menelik II of Ethiopia. Adwa Victory was a major anti-colonialist battle fought by all Ethiopians, under the skillful leadership of Emperor Menelik and Empress Taitu.