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Difret (2014)

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A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.

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Meaza Ashenafi
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Hirut Assefa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abel Abebe ...
Militia Man
Shitaye Abraha ...
Etaferaw Teshagen
Genene Alemu ...
Dr. Tamrat
Semahegn Alemu ...
Customary Judge
Teferi Alemu ...
Village Judge
Deribwork Assefa ...
Mrs. Belaynesh
Haregewine Assefa ...
Membere Yohannes
Hiwot Assefa ...
Emmet - the secretary
Yohannes Belay ...
Alemu
Mehret Belete ...
Militia Man
Getachew Debalke ...
Mr. Hiruy
Yeneneh Engedawok ...
Village Teacher
Tewodros Jembere ...
Customary Judge
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Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village, the practice of abduction into marriage is common and one of Ethiopia's oldest traditions. Meaza Ashenafi, an empowered and tenacious young lawyer, arrives from the city to represent Hirut and argue that she acted in self-defense. Meaza boldly embarks on a collision course between enforcing civil authority and abiding by customary law, risking the continuing work of her women's legal-aid practice to save Hirut's life. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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$7,100 (USA) (23 October 2015)

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$38,449 (USA) (6 November 2015)
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"Difret" is based on an actual drama that took place in 1996 and whose main protagonist was Aberash Bekale, a young Ethiopian girl. See more »

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The Wold Need To See This
26 January 2014 | by (Ethiopia) – See all my reviews

It means a lot For Ethiopian Cinema that this Film wins at sundace film festival Cause more directors can tackle this kinds of big issues in the country & i wanna say Congrats to mr.Zeresenay for his achievement & Being an inspiration for other Ethiopian and African directors .........next i want to see him to work on projects like ....emperor Minilik(The Ethiopian King Who defeat the Italian army Without Gun) & more ....Hope you don't take long time to come back.....also i want to say thanks To ANJELINA JOLIE for being one the producers in this foreign film

The Acting in this film is Excellent specially Meron Getnet did a nice job.The flow & Vibe of this movie is very good


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