Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|City of Dreams |
Directors: Edward Scott, Ruby Ofori
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
City of Dreams is 52 minutes of sheer magic. Through the eyes and souls of buildings, a living history is conveyed via the architecture of the city of Asmara. Buildings become storytellers, they are transformed into statue... more »
Nice documentary on my beloved city though I had higher expe
TY | 01/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Overall, a nice documentary on Asmara though I had higher expectation.
But I can't believe that the people who produced this DVD put Ethiopian music as background/soundtrack when they should have used Eritrean music. I have nothing against Ethiopian music - in fact I listen to it all the time - but this is a documentary on Eritrea's capital and not Ethiopia's. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of great Eritrean instrumental music that they could have chosen from for this project. To me this is unacceptable, shameful and completely shocking!
Other than that everything else is alright, though I wish the film was a bit longer, may be 90 minutes or so. Also, I would have liked to see a few more buildings added in the film as Asmara has one of the world's most remarkable concentrations of modernist architecture.