online 26 — 31 OCTOBER

A young woman from an upper class family turns into a communist rebel and lands on the military government’s most-wanted list. She goes underground, and her family shall never see her again. Four decades after, filmmaker Tamara Dawit pieces together the mysterious life of her aunt Sally and revisits the Ethiopian “Red Terror”, a period of violence, upheaval and mass killings that nearly wiped out an entire generation of educated young people in the country.

Festivals: Göteborg IFF, Hot Docs, Encounters ZA, Durban IFF


Про режисера

Tamara Dawit
Tamara Dawit is an Ethiopian-Canadian flmmaker based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she runs a production company, Gobez Media. Tamara also manages the Creative Producers Training Program which supports the development, training, and export of Ethiopian flm and music content. She directed the short flm, Grandma Knows Best (2014) and the feature documentary Finding Sally which will be released in 2020. She is currently producing the feature documentary Qeerroo (2020) and the feature drama the Last Tears of the Deceased.