Zeresenay Mehari / Ethiopia and USA / 2014 / 99 minutes / Amharic with English subtitles / Narrative
This narrative from director Zarerenay Mehari explores the traditional practice of marriage abduction that still occurs in much of rural Ethiopia. Lawyer Meaza Ashenafi and 14-year-old Hiruit, are at the centre of this true story, as they seek justice for the young victim, and ultimately change the fate of women’s rights in Ethiopia. Winning Audience Awards at both Sundance and Berlin International Film Festival, Difret demonstrates how the human condition transcends when belief systems fall apart.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.