Gezahegn M. Demissie is an Ethiopian journalist and filmmaker, and one of the founding members of PEN Ethiopia. He currently lives in exile in Toronto, Canada, where he edits the community journal New Perspectives, and hosts “Addiskignit”, a radio show/podcast.
In Ethiopia, he directed and produced a number of documentaries, two feature films and produced a TV series on urban culture and architecture in Addis Ababa. He came to Canada in 2015 and has since continued to develop projects about Ethiopia and the immigrant experience.
“Tizita” is his first short documentary, and it was produced in collaboration with Canadian production companies Primitive Entertainment and Rhombus Media.