|Difret – Trailer
From executive producer Angelina Jolie comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer 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 villageâ€™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 womenâ€™s legal aide practice, steps in to fight for her. With both Hirutâ€™s life and the future of the practice at stake, the two women must make their case for self-defense against one of Ethiopiaâ€™s oldest and most deeply-rooted traditions.
Directed by: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
Starring: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Haregewine Assefa, Brook Sheferaw, Mekonen Laeake, Girma Teshome