Wax and Gold

Documentary / Germany / Switzerland / 90′

In Ethiopia, only the Azmaris are allowed to say publicly what they think. What these singing wandering poets have to say, they convey with an art called “Wax and Gold”. The film accompanies the Azmaris on their journey through Ethiopia’s strict and conservative society.

A documentary by Heidi Specogna. In co-production with Fama Film. Supported by BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Bundesamt für Kultur, Zürcher Filmstiftung and Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF. In association with ZDF / 3sat.