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Gobez Media
Statut : Société de droit privé
Adresse : Tamara DAWIT (She – Her), Senior Producer Bole Sub City Addis Ababa / Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
Pays concerné : Éthiopie
Site web :


Gobez Media est une société de production qui produit du contenu innovateur au Canada et en Éthiopie. Elle vise à créer du contenu musical, numérique et cinématographique qui repousse les limites et fait partager des histoires et des perspectives africaines.

– Gobez
Le concept amharique « gobez » signifie « être intelligent, brillant, intelligent, fort et courageux ». En Éthiopie, quelqu’un qui est gobez peut battre un adversaire au combat, endurer un long jeûne ou faire preuve d’une grande habileté et détermination dans un travail difficile.

– Tamara Dawit, Productrice Senior
– Ashu Kersma, Producteur


/// Girls of Latitude
Réalisatrice : Liz Marshall
Type : Documentaire TV
Langue : Anglais
Année : 2008
Durée (min.) : 22

Réalisateur : Craig Goodwill
Exploration de la situation des restavecs (enfants esclaves) en Haïti à travers les yeux de différentes personnalités dont le chanteur pop George Nozuka, un casque bleu canadien des Nations Unies et de jeunes haïtiens.
Distribution: eOne

/// Grandma Knows Best?
Réalisatrice : Tamara Mariam Dawit
Type : Documentaire
Langue : Anglais
Année : 2014
Durée (min.) : 15

/// Finding Sally
Réalisatrice : Tamara Dawit
Type : Documentaire
Langues : Anglais, Amharique
Année : 2020
Durée (min.) : 78

(En tournage) /// Made in Ethiopia
Réalisateurs : Max Duncan, Xinyan Yu
Type : Documentaire

(En développement) /// Mehal Sefari
Réalisateur : Abraham Gezahagne
Type : Long-métrage fiction

LIENS (Addis Abeba, Éthiopie + Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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mise à jour par Thierno Dia, le 05 janvier 2022


Gobez is a creative strategy and production company.

– Gobez
The Amharic concept gobez means to be smart, brilliant, clever, strong and brave. In Ethiopia, someone who is gobez might beat an opponent in battle, endure a long fast, or show great skill and determination at a difficult job.

– About
Gobez Media is a boutique production company that produces innovative content in Canada and Ethiopia. The company aims to create music, digital and film content that pushes boundaries and shares African stories and perspectives on the world stage.

Our documentaries have been broadcast on TV and screened at festivals around the world. We have produced documentaries, music content, feature films, and factual tv programming in collaboration with companies from Canada, Germany, South Africa, Japan, Israel, France, the USA and the United Kingdom.

– Tamara Dawit (She – Her), Senior Producer
– Ashu Kersma (He – His), Producer


(In Development) /// Mehal Sefari
Director: Abraham Gezahagne
Type: Feature drama

(filming) /// Made in Ethiopia
Directors: Max Duncan, Xinyan Yu
Type: Documentary

/// Finding Selam
Director: Tamara Dawit
Type: Documentary
Year: 2020

/// Finding Sally
Director: Tamara Dawit
Type: Documentary
Languages: English, Amharic
Year: 2020
Running time: 78
A personal investigation into the mysterious life of the director’s aunt Sally, an Ethiopian aristocrat-turned-communist-rebel who disappeared during the Ethiopian Revolution. FINDING SALLY tells the incredible story of a 23-year-old woman from an upper-class family who became a communist rebel with the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party. Idealistic and in love, Sally got caught up in her country’s revolutionary fever, landing on the military government’s most-wanted list. She went underground, and her family never saw her again.
Screening Information:
World Sales: Rise and Shine
Stream in Canada on CBC Gem and in the US on AfroPop/PBS
AWARDS: Adiaha Award for Best Documentary by an African Woman, Africa Diaspora Film Festival Audience Award, Gordon Parks Award for Black Excellence
Nominated: Canadian Screen Award, Best Documentary Program

(2014) /// Grandma Knows Best?
Director: Tamara Mariam Dawit
Type: Documentary
Languages: English
Year: 2014
Running time: 15
Tamara sets out to reunite her Ukrainian and Ethiopian grandmothers. Instead, her grandmothers used the opportunity to conspire to convince Tamara to get married and have kids. Tears, begging, black magic and praying to god followed. GRANDMA KNOWS BEST? explores the differences in the lives and societal expectations of women from her grandmother’s generation to the director’s and how society views single women, divorce and motherhood.
Broadcaster: Bravo, Planet Africa

/// Girls of Latitude
Director: Liz Marshall
Type: Documentary
Languages: English
Year: 2008
Running time: 22
GIRLS OF LATITUDE follows MTV hosts Nicole Holness, Diane Salema, and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani as they each travel separately to a developing country-Haiti, Colombia, and Sudan-to showcase and discuss gender discrimination in those particular countries and meet with three young women who are working to make a positive change in their countries and communities.
Broadcasters: MTV Canada, CTV, MTV International

Director: Craig Goodwill
Exploring the situation of restavecs (child slaves) in Haiti through the eyes of different personalities including pop singer George Nozuka, a Canadian UN peacekeeper, and Haitian youth.
Distribution: eOne

LINKS (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia + Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

updated by Thierno Dia, on 5 January 2022