Ashes and Embers

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Ashes and Embers
Directed by Haile Gerima
Starring See below
Release date
Country United States
Language English

Ashes and Embers is a 1982 drama film directed by Haile Gerima, starring John Anderson.

Plot summary[edit]

Ashes and Embers is a two-hour film about the travails of black urban life. It is the story of a moody and disillusioned black veteran of the Vietnam War.[1]


  • John Anderson ... Ned Charles
  • Evelyn A. Blackwell ... Grandma
  • Norman Blalock ... Jim
  • Kathy Flewellen ... Liza Jane
  • Uwezo Flewellen ... Kimathi
  • Barry Wiggins ... Randolph

Fellow filmmakers Billy Woodberry and Bernard Nicolas make brief cameo appearances in the film.

Awards and honors[edit]

In 1983, director Haile Gerima won the FIPRESCI Prize for Forum of New Cinema, at the Berlin International Film Festival, for Ashes and Embers.


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet, New York Times, "Movie Review: Ashes and Embers", November 17, 1982.

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