Difret | 2015

Drama, Foreign
A young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer become embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country's advancement of equal rights.

Cast

... Meaza Ashenafi

Actor

... Hirut Assefa

Actor

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Actor

... Assefa Bekele

Actor

... Mrs. Mulu Assefa

Actor

... Officer Getachew

Actor

... Assistant D.A.

Actor

... Police Captain Teshone

Actor

... Village Judge

Actor

... Membere Yohannes

Actor

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Actor

... Mr. Hiruy

Actor

Company

Haile Addis Pictures

Production Company

Synopsis

A young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer become embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country's advancement of equal rights. 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. Based on a true story.

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