Transition – ‘Xbuk Alo?’ 2019
Andi Bänziger, Aron Marty / Switzerland / 11 mins / Amharic, French, Tigrinya / Rating U / UK Premiere
*This film is available to view from any country in the African continent and the UK*
At Manu's Barber Shop, professionalism encounters fun, young meets old, German gets mixed up with the Semitic languages Tigrinya and Amharic. 'Habesha' people recently arrived in Europe come upon Eritrean and Ethiopian old-timers settled in Switzerland for decades. And right in the middle of it: Manu and his armada of razors and instruments, taking care of his customers' curls, beards and dreads.