Zeresenay Mehari

2014, 1 h 39 min

The film in a moving manner touches upon the topic of the violence
against and brutal abuse of children. In Addis Abeba, a female lawyer
founds a network providing poor women and children with legal
representation free of charge. It is an act of courage – in this way,
she risks being persecuted by the police and politicians. However, the
real ordeal turns out to be the defence of the 14-year-old girl called
Hirut who gets kidnapped and raped while going home from school. When
fighting with the persecutors, she kills in self-defence. Yet a harder
challenge appears: facing the cruel tradition of kidnapping and raping
girls as a way to custom-forced marriage…

written by Zeresenay Mehari
director of photography Monika Lenczewska
cast Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Shetaye Abreha, Mekonen Leake, Meaze Tekle, Tefari Alemu.
music Dave Eggar, David Schommer
edited by Agnieszka Glińska
production USA/Etiopia 2014, Haile Addis Pictures, Truth Aid (co-participation)
produced by
Angelina Jolie (executive producer), Leelai Demoz (producer), Carrie
Lynn Certa (production management), Zeresenay Mehari (producer)

Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Konkurs Fabularnych Filmów Krótkometrażowych
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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