Roaring Abyss is a series of two documentary films that includes New Voices In An Old Flower (part I) - a portrait of Addis Ababa contemporary music scene - and Out From Addis (part II) - an exploration into the sounds of Ethiopia.
Dr. Gordon Sato’s work in Eritrea began in 1987 when he went to the country during the great famine affecting Northern Ethiopia and some regions of Eritrea. Dr. Sato joined the EPLF rebels for 6 years and introduced fish farming and other means of food production. After the independence he started the Manzanar project to harnesses two of the Eritrean coast’s most abundant resources - intense sunlight and seawater - to grow mangrove plants that can be used not only to feed animals, but also to provide a habitat for fish and shellfish. His aim is to help impoverished, coastal communities in this war-torn country to develop low-tech, sustainable agricultural economy.