INJERA WESTERNS a network of old friends, an experiment in digital storytelling and much more. We are an art project based on memories of people who grew up in Ethiopia in the 1980s. Yes, this was a time of great famine, civil war, Red Terror, and a Stalinist dictatorship and other not-so-nice things. But, as importantly, this was also a time of growing up, lasting friendship, first kisses, heartbreaks, wild parties and other such life-changing events. Time to put down our soul roots as one participant put it.
I think the untold truth of our lives is simply stranger, more poetic and more surreal than any fiction I have read or any movie I have seen. These stories need to be now heard as widely as possible. Injera Westerns works the following way:
Injera Westerns is how.
MATTI is the idea behind Injera Westerns. Somewhere along the way he found out the best way to learn about things is by simply doing them. So he started Injera Westerns to learn about himself and his artistic practice. His website is HERE.
ANTTI is the heart behind Injera Westerns. He brings people together and makes them laugh. This is what we call community. And if this is not enough, he is also itching to make the soundtrack for Injera Westerns.