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Difret

Difret

Meaza, a young lawyer and women’s advocate in Addis Ababa, provides free legal services to the poor. When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted by a farmer who intends to marry her, she shoots and kills him with his own rifle in an attempt to escape. Hirut is charged with murder, and Meaza takes on her case. Inspired by this young girl’s courage, Meaza embarks on a long, tenacious battle to save Hirut’s life, in this compelling drama based on true events.

Title:

Difret

Director(s):

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Year of Release:

2014

Region:

Ethiopia

Language:

Amharic, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature

Runtime:

99 minutes

Rating:

14+

Showtimes:

Wed 17 Sept, 8.30pm, MovieTowne POS
Wed 24 Sept, 1.00pm, MovieTowne POS

Caribbean Premiere


About the Director(s):

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari is a writer/director with more than a decade of experience making films. Born and raised in Ethiopia, Mehari moved to the US to attend film school. He founded Haile Addis Pictures to produce his first narrative feature film, Difret (2014). He has a BA degree from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

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