Difret | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


Rated NR 99 min. 2015

When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village's tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but Meaza, a tough and passionate lawyer from a women's legal aide practice, steps in to fight for her. With both Hirut's life and the future of the practice at stake, the two women must make their case for self-defense against one of Ethiopia's oldest and most deeply-rooted traditions.

Film Credits

Director: Zerensay Berhane Mehari

Writer: Zerensay Berhane Mehari

Producer: Mehret Mandefro, Leelai Demoz and Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Cast: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Haregewine Assefa, Brook Sheferaw, Girma Teshome, Mekonen Laeake and Abel Abebe



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