LAMB - Special Event: Fundraiser for Education for Girls in Ethiopia



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Sun, Jan 8, 2017 1:30 PM


Special Event: Fundraiser for Education for Girls in Ethiopia

Sunday, January 8 at 1:30 pm | Members $15 | Public $20
Includes reception with Ethiopian coffee and snacks
Handmade Ethiopian jewelry and scarves will be available
Plus speaker and slideshow

2015’s Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival presents a pastoral look at life in rural Ethiopia where lonely Ephraim struggles to contend with society’s expectations.

Set in the rolling mountains of Ethiopia, Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that his beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, he will do anything to save the animal and return home. This coming-of-age drama approaches loss and grief with compassion and humor and was the first film from Ethiopia to be included in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language-Film Oscar. (Ethiopia, France, Germany, Norway, Qatar, 2015, 94 min., Amharic with English titles, NR, Digital | Dir. Yared Zeleke)

H2 Empower is a local non-profit that has been empowering lives in Africa for 14 years by facilitating access to high quality education and sustainable development. In Ethiopia H2 Empower has built libraries, a free computer lab, classrooms, trained staff, inspired leadership skills in women and girls through original empowerment programing, and provided access to water in remote villages and so much more. H2 Empower’s focus is to build sustainable systems so that communities will have increased knowledge, skills, income, health and additional resources for today and tomorrow. Visit