Difret
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5Mon, Apr 13, 2015 9:15 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2Sun, Apr 19, 2015 1:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Difret
Program:Images of Africa
Cine Global
Tags:Drama
Thriller
Coming-of-Age
Social Justice
Humanitarian
Oscar® Submission
Forecast Public Art
Voice Category:Panorama
Release Year:2014
Runtime:99
Type:Narrative Feature
Country:Ethiopia
USA
Language:Amharic
Website:http://difret.com/
Print Source:IFC Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/122402568
Cast/Crew
Director:Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
Producer:Emanuel AG
Carrie Lynn Certa
Leelai Demoz
Angelina Jolie
Mehret Mandefro
Zeresenay Mehari
Julie Mehretu
Jessica Rankin
Lacey Schwartz
Jay Spangler
Francesca Zampi
Cinematographer:Monika Lenczewska
Editor:Agnieszka Glinska
Principal Cast:Meron Getnet
Tizita Hagere
Screenwriter:Zeresenay Mehari
Description

Screening with Forecast Public Art short film Traveling Museum, April 19.

On her way home from school, Hirut, a 14-year-old girl, is kidnapped with the intent of forcing her into an arranged marriage—a tradition in Ethiopia that many girls face. Hirut fights to escape, forcing a chain of events that leads her to an empowered young lawyer willing to fight for Hirut’s rights and putting her between tradition and modernity.

Based on a true story and shot entirely on location in Ethiopia, first-time director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari's Difret is a powerful portrayal of a country confronting equal rights.

SCREENING WITH:

Traveling Museum
Forecast Public Art
Country: USA | Language: English | Runtime: 6 min
Director(s): Beth Peloff

Public artists Lisa Bergh and Andrew Nordin bring art where it doesn’t usually go with The Traveling Museum, their mobile lab/exhibition venue for contemporary art and ideas.



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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.