Zemene
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Sun, Apr 12, 2015 1:15 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Tue, Apr 14, 2015 1:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Tue, Apr 14, 2015 4:45 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Zemene
Program:Images of Africa
Documentaries
Cine Global
Women and Film
Tags:Documentary
Women Directors
Social Justice
Jewish
Health
Disability
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Voice Category:Panorama
Release Year:2014
Runtime:69
Type:Documentary Feature
Awards:Best Documentary - Boston Film Festival
Best Cinematography - Boston Film Festival
Best of The Festival - Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
Interfaith Award:Best Documentary - St Louis International Film Festival
Country:Ethiopia
USA
Language:English
Amharic
Website:www.zemenefilm.com
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/97292617
Cast/Crew
Director:Melissa Donovan
Producer:Melissa Donovan
Cinematographer:Melissa Donovan
Editor:Dina Guttmann
Melissa Donovan
Christo Tsiaras
Principal Cast:Zemene Tiget Adababy
Oheneba Boachie-Adjei
Menormelkam Endashaw
Rick Hodes
Screenwriter:Melissa Donovan
Description

Director Melissa Donovan attending 4/14.

When the spirit holds fast to hope and courage, the impossible becomes possible. Zemene is a shy 10-year-old living in rural Ethiopia with a rare, life-threatening, curvature of the spine that limits her world, when a chance encounter with an American doctor enables her to secure medical attention and gain an education.

With her physical limitations lifted, and the confirmation that her life matters, she blossoms into a confident young woman, using her newly found capabilities to bring hope back to her village. Gorgeously filmed in the Ethiopian countryside, Zemene is a poignant testament to the strength of the human spirit – and a powerful depiction of how much impact one person can have on another’s life.



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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.