Monday 23rd October 7.30pm | Taliesin
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
- Full price: £ 7.75
- Under 18's: £ 6.50
- Full time students: £ 6
- Senior Citizens: £ 6.50
- Other Concessions: £ 6.50