Video: Movie About East African Migrants “Triangle – Going to America”

“Triangle – Going to America” Selected as a “23 Annual Pan African American Film Festival” Center Piece  film | January 16, 2015

Immigration has been the topic of many recent news reports and headlines, including President Obama taking bold new steps to fix America’s broken immigration system.  “Triangle-Going to America” addresses this very issue.


Each year, hundreds of Africans from Ethiopia, Eritrea and throughout the African continent leave their countries to make the journey across the world with hope and dreams of coming to America.

The film’s characters Kaleab and Jemal are willing to endure any danger to reach America and the promise of a better life. Along the way Kaleab meets Winta, an Eritrean beauty who is also making the journey. Together, they travel an arduous and illegal path wrought with danger, exploitation and death from East and North Africa through Italy, Mexico and finally to the United States.



“Triangle stars Solomon Bogale and Mahder Assefa, two of the most famous actors in Ethiopia.

“At PAFF, we always want to stay current with today’s domestic and international issues and be entertaining at the same time. “Triangle” fits into this vision.  Immigration is not just an issue in the Latino community, but also affects the Black communities in the U.S. and Europe,” adds Babu.