Tamarat Makonnen


Recent work

The Scars You Feed

Inspired by true events, the film centers around a man who learns his cancer has returned. While fighting the disease, he's faced with other aspects of his life that are falling apart. The Scars You Feed is the brainchild of award-winning Director Tamarat Makonnen and three-time cancer survivor Onaje Akida Gittens. After witnessing Gittens' last bout with the disease, the two friends decided to turn pain into art.

“I hope The Scars You Feed resonates with those whose issues seem insurmountable. It’s one of my most important works to date.”
-Tamarat Makonnen

Director’s Reel


Dreams and Shadows

A teenage outcast seeks vengeance to right the wrongs inflicted on his father.

In Search of the Black Knight

This award-winning documentary takes a humorous and thought-provoking look at black relationships.

Music Videos

(selected work)

Dead Prez – Mind Sex