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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

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Ticket Prices

  • Full price: £ 7.75
  • Under 18's: £ 6.50
  • Full time students: £ 6
  • Senior Citizens: £ 6.50
  • Other Concessions: £ 6.50

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