Difret (ድፍረት ) (Sept. 1, 2014)

99min | Drama

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 - Source: imdb.com

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Actor(s) & Actress(s): Meron Getnet

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Age restriction: G (General Audiences)

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Eyob Woldegiorgis

July 17, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Great movie

Jonas Lismont

Nov. 30, 2015, 11:36 a.m.

Excellent film. Not so easy because of the serious topic, but the actors are excellent and the story is profound.

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