Movie Screenings of DIFRET

The UWM Department of Africology is pleased to be a 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Community Partner for…


Director: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
2014, 1 hour 39 min, Amharic with English subtitles


Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7 pm, Oriental Theater

Monday, October 5, 2015
1:15 pm, Oriental Theater
In rural Ethiopia, it is not out of the ordinary for young women to be subjected to marriage abduction — a process by which their kidnappers become their husbands. Fourteen-year-old Hirut takes matters into her own hands, however, escaping her captors and shooting her would-be suitor dead. This would normally be a death sentence for a woman, but news of her brave actions reaches a fiercely independent female lawyer who aims to argue self-defense.
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