Keswick Film Festival

Friday 27th February 12:30 PM - Alhambra


Director: Zeresenay Mahari Country: Ethiopia/USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2014 Length: 99 minsLanguage: Amharic
2015 Festival
Book Tickets Difret

Audience Reaction

Score: 81.03% Attendance: 68


Difret is based on a true story and tells of the experiences of a young girl who fights back against the traditional Ethiopian method of finding a bride – essentially kidnapping. In trying to escape she sets in motion consequences that bring the full weight of the tribal as well as judicial system against her. Defended by a female lawyer who hears about her case on the radio, Difret is a story about justice and the emerging place of women in a traditional society.

The cycle has to break at some point," Director Mahari said at Sundance. "What you have to do is educate. I hope this film will go a long way toward changing thinking." It's hard to imagine a film this persuasive doing otherwise.- LA Times

Thanks to Soda Pictures


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