"Man of the Millennium" - Message from the Director
Although no longer in power, Emperor Haile Selassie I, is still feared by many political figures as if he still were. This great diplomat, political leader, and man of extraordinary character is considered to be the Father of Africa and one of many Ethiopian Kings who truly dignified the country. The heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.
Man of the Millennium is a feature documentary that attempts to link the past and the present. It is a film about a king and the new generation trying to discover hidden parts of history. A film that gives past figures a voice to tell what they witnessed. It is not just a biographical documentary. It is a film where you find the new generation struggling to catch up with the past. You will witness the true life experience of artists creating songs and films about issues that are considered by some to be politically undignified, but those that I consider to be history; a history that must be told.
Easter Message, 2012
Dear Friends and Family,
Since the beginning of calendar year 2012, the past few months have been emotionally challenging for many within the human Family. From flooding and tornadoes in America to numerous civil wars and natural disasters around the world. Our natural inclinations lead us to mourn the loss of the physical presence of these beloved members of the Family, and to perhaps question the reasons for their transitions, especially in these times when moral leadership and selfless sacrifice are most needed. We also share in the spirit of solidarity with the immediate families (children, spouses, parents, brothers and sisters) of those who transitioned, and pray that the Almighty comfort their hearts and lift their spirits.Yet, we are to move forward with positive vibrations and thanksgiving so that faith in Love Peace and Unity is not lost. The suffering and unnecessary passing of others must not go unnoticed. Instead we should use it to inspire us to work hard for a better world. In a world of surplus we still talk about scarcity. We proudly talk about military advancement while half the world has no clean water. Have we ever wondered what the world would look like if we focused our resources in developing the world rather than wasting our resources along imaginary lines of animosity? I think by now it has been proven that none of us can survive without the other. Until we fix our own mental weakness plagued by hoarding and selfishness, talk of a better world will still be a dream.
Today is the day the Lord died and rose for our sins to show his perfect love for us. This day also reminds me of Emperor Haile Selassie October 1963 teachings at the United Nations.
"We must put our faith in Him, that He will not desert us or permit us to destroy humanity which He created in His image. And we must look into ourselves, into the depth of our souls. We must become something we have never been and for which our education and experience and environment have ill-prepared us. We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community."
Read the full speech here: http://www.rastafarispeaks.com/HIM_UN.html
"Let the hungry be fed, the naked clothed, the sick nourished, the aged protected and the infants cared for."