An image from the documentary of the subject Yeshi Kassa.

Making ‘Grandpa Was An Emperor’ helped Yeshi Kassa come to terms head on, not only with her identity, but also with the complex legacy of her great-grandfather.

Photo courtesy of Constance Marks Productions.

The Complicated Family History at the Heart of 'Grandpa Was An Emperor'

In the documentary, the late Emperor Haile Selassie’s great-granddaughter, Yeshi Kassa, goes searching for answers about her painful past, as well as that of her home country.