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Northampton Center For Arts

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Sixteen-year-old Mina hatches a scheme to save her Christian boyfriend as her family plans to escape from war torn Ethiopia.

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Sixteen-year-old Mina is surrounded by both the natural wonder of her pastoral Addis Ababa neighborhood and the enveloping atmosphere of panic and suffering of ordinary people torn asunder by the Ethiopian Civil War. Hiding in a nearby fig tree, her Christian boyfriend, Eli, tries to avoid abduction by the merciless military junta, as young men are scooped off the street and conscripted into the army against their will. With her young romance threatened and time running out, Mina hatches a scheme to save Eli as her family plans their escape to Israel where the children’s mother awaits. This unflinching drama is confidently directed with grit and compassion by first-time Ethiopian-Israeli director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian, who has drawn on her own wartime memories. (Note adapted from the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.)

Co-sponsored by Smith College Program in Jewish Studies

DRAMA | 2018 | 93 MINUTESETHIOPIA, FRANCE, GERMANY, ISRAEL | AMHARIC AND HEBREW WITH SUBTITLESDIRECTED BY AÄLÄM-WÄRQE DAVIDIAN

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