Cinema - Difret
Dir: Zeresenay Mehari
Exec. Prod.: Angelina Jolie Pitt
Ethiopia/USA 2014 1hr 39mins with subtitles
Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe
This award-winning drama is based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a clash between cultural traditions and their country’s advancement of equal rights.
When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village’s tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but Meaza, a tough and passionate lawyer steps in to fight for her. With Hirut’s life at stake, they must make their case for self-defence against one of Ethiopia’s oldest and most deeply-rooted traditions.
Winner Audience Award - Sundance Film Festival
‘An important story, told with commitment’ TIME OUT
Monday 23 October 7.30pm
Dates and Times:
Mon 23rd Oct
|Full price:||£ 7.75|
|Under 18's:||£ 6.50|
|Full time students:||£ 6|
|Other Conc.:||£ 6.50|