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.
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
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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