Difret (2014)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Feminist Film, Social Problem Film  |   Release Date - Oct 23, 2015 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Ethiopia  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This drama follows the traumatic experience of 14-year-old Hirut, a bright Ethiopian girl (Tizita Hagere) who became all too familiar with the extreme practice of being abducted into marriage. When Hirut kills her attacker while trying to escape and charged with murder, a tenacious lawyer (Meron Getnet) travels from the city to represent her. This picture won the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by Zeresenay Berhane. Angelina Jolie is the executive producer.

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abduction, child-bride, crusade, escape, Ethiopia, farmgirl, injustice, kidnapping, lawyer, marriage, tradition, virgin