Faya Dayi

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.50 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$5.00 (no online fee)
Student (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
We the People: Required Watching
Tags:Documentary
Culture & Society
Women Directors
Addiction
Release Year:2021
Runtime:120 min
Country/Region:Ethiopia
Language:Oromiffa
Harari
Amharic
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Janus Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/585873312
Cast/Crew
Director:Jessica Beshir
Executive Producer:Tony Hsieh
Roberto Grande
Mimi Pham
Bryn Mooser
Kathryn Everett
Rhianon Jones
Matthew Petock
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Zachary Shedd
Producer:Jessica Beshir
Cinematographer:Jessica Beshir
Editor:Jeanne Applegate
Dustin Waldman

Description

Effective September 3, 2021, MSP Film Society will require, at the time of entry, either proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative results from a COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of the screening. MSP Film Society strongly recommends masks for all screenings regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. For more information regarding MSP Film Society's COVID-19 policy CLICK HERE.

NOW PLAYING IN MSP FILM'S ST. ANTHONY MAIN THEATRE

Ends September 23.


We the People: Required Watching Virtual Conversation: Monday, September 20 at 7:00pm. Registration is FREE.

FREE ZOOM REGISTRATION

MSP Film Society presents a We the People: Required Watching live virtual conversation with Faya Dayi director / producer / cinematographer Jessica Beshir and MSP Film Society Programmer Craig Laurence Rice.

We the People: Required Watching is a screening series of films that speak powerfully to systemic inequality, followed by conversations with filmmakers and community leaders discussing ways we can support social justice and anti-racism efforts within our communities. The series is generously supported by the George Family Foundation and KNOCK, Inc. All We the People online discussions are generously supported by Kelly and Mike Palmer.


About the Film

In her hypnotic documentary feature, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents. Though a deeply personal project—Beshir was forced to leave her hometown of Harar with her family as a teenager due to growing political strife—the film she returned to make about the city, its rural Oromo community of farmers, and the harvesting of the country’s most sought-after export (the euphoria-inducing khat plant) is neither a straightforward work of nostalgia nor an issue-oriented doc about a particular drug culture. Rather, she has constructed something dreamlike: a film that uses light, texture, and sound to illuminate the spiritual lives of people whose experiences often become fodder for ripped-from-the-headlines tales of migration.


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