Zeresnay Berhane Mehari

Difret

Ethiopia in 1996. On her way home, Hirut is kidnapped and raped by her husband-to-be, for this is an old tradition in Hirut’s village. When Hirut escapes, she shoots her tormentor in self-defence. Meaza Ashenafi fights as a lawyer for the rights of women and children and decides to take on Hirut’s case to save the girl. But the legal battle against old traditions and patriarchal beliefs seems to be without any hope.

ETH 2014
Regie: Zeresnay Berhane Mehari
99 min, Colour, DCP, Orginial Version with German Subtitles

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