25th Cascade Festival of African Films


Directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Ethiopia, USA, 2014 , 99 min.

Focus on Women’s Rights in Ethiopia

Friday’s screening with Film Director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

After being kidnapped, 14-year-old Hirut shoots and kills her attacker in an act of self-defense, pitting herself and her tenacious lawyer against Ethiopia’s long-standing tradition of marriage by abduction. Based on an extraordinary true story and winner of Audience Awards at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.

In Amharic with English subtitles.

Sponsored by Linfield College