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01.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The grounds of the Rwandan hospital are pleasant and verdant, clean and well kept, but the memories are horrible. Canadian physician James Orbinski was in Rwanda for Doctors Without Frontiers during the genocide that swept the African nation like a deadly fever in 1994. In those terrible months the paths to the hospital ran with blood. Triage is Patrick Reed�s documentary on Orbinski, who...
01.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
In the U.S. footage from Haile Selassie�s coronation as Emperor of Ethiopia (1930), captured by Hearst Movietone cameras and shown in movie theaters, was seen as a curiosity. In Jamaica, it was accepted as a revelation. The sight of a regal black man, ermine robed, crowned amid a swirl of incense by Ethiopian Orthodox priests before being installed in a horse drawn carriage, gave hope to a bla...