Michael Jackson film premiers in Ethiopian capital

October 28th, 2009 | by addis portal |

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Hundreds of Ethiopian film fans on Wednesday joined the world to see Michael Jackson’s documentary film titled “This is it”.

The film offers Jackson’s fans a rare behind-the-scene look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his London sold-out concerts.

The film is being screened in Addis Ababa at “Ed Namol” cinema complex as part of the world wide launching of Jackson’s film.

APA observed on Wednesday that over 500 people gathered to see the film here in Addis Ababa.

However, a good number were unable to see it due to limited seats. All tickets were sold earlier than the expected time.

Fans that were able to get the ticket paid US$8 per person.

“I am not lucky to see Jackson’s new film. I will just go home,” said Metaferia Lakew who was among many film fans unable to see the film.

“I didn’t expect such a huge crowd for the film. It is unbelievable,” he added.

The cinema promises to continue showing the film in the coming days as it expectes a large number of people.

It could be recalled that the African-American King of POP died on 25 June at age 50.

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