Lights, Camera Jemuru - Adventures of a Film-Maker in Ethiopia is the remarkable true-life story of a high-flying adman who swapped his expense account lifestyle in London to go and teach in a back-street community film school, Gem TV, in Addis Ababa. Bob Maddams spent years living and working in Ethiopia and filming took him and the Gem TV filmmakers all over the country; from shanty towns and famine feeding stations to the rock hewn churches of Lalibela and the source of the Blue Nile.
Tony and Rosemary Seys (nee Rothschild) left England in 1949, which still suffered from the ravages of the Second World War, to build a new life in Kenya. They bought a farm in the highlands east of Lake Victoria which they called Rhodora and where they planned to settle and help the local population. They wrote a weekly newsletter back to their families in the UK, which many years later Rosemary Seys edited into a fascinating account of little known aspects of African colonial life at that time.