Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I, his wife Empress Menen Afsaw, the royal family and government and religious entourage, lived in exile in Bath during 1936- 1941, during the Mussolini invasion of their country. From Bath the Emperor rallied for support and planned how to get their country free from the fascist dictator. This film explores their time living in the city, and the legacy of the house, which the Emperor gave to the city as a Gift, to be used by the aged.
Presented by Benjamin Zephaniah
Produced and Directed by Shawn-Naphtali Sobers for HTV West, 1999
(copyright) Shawn Sobers – please do not publicity screen this full video to audiences without prior permission. Any monies raised should be donated to Fairfield House in Bath to continue their work with the elders. Thank you.
Please contact – shawn.sobers [at] uwe.ac.uk