Difret (12A) | 99mins | 2014 | Subtitiled | Amharic Language | Drama

Cinema |
7th July 2015 – 8th July 2015

Warehouse Film | Tue 7 & Wed 8 Jul | 8.00pm | Subtitiled | Amharic Language

Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village, the practice of abduction into marriage is common and one of Ethiopia's oldest traditions. Meaza Ashenafi, an empowered and tenacious young lawyer, arrives from the city to represent Hirut and argue that she acted in self-defense. Meaza boldly embarks on a collision course between enforcing civil authority and abiding by customary law, risking the continuing work of her women's legal-aid practice to save Hirut's life.

DATES & TIMES

7th July 2015 – 8th July 2015

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