Inaugural NYC Screening of ‘Difret’ – May 27

The Lincoln Center and Ford Foundation present the NYC screening of 'Difret' on May 27th. (@Difretfilm)

Tadias Magazine
Events News

Published: Monday, May 5th, 2014

New York (TADIAS) — The New York screening of the award-winning Ethiopian film Difret will take place on May 27th at The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. In addition, the event features a live performance by Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero and a conversation with the filmmaker Zeresenay Berhane Mehari.

Difret won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and captured this year’s Panorama prize at the Berlin Film Festival. The film’s producers include Mehret Mandefro, Leelai Demoz, Zeresenay Berhane Mehari as well as Executive Producers Angelina Jolie, Julie Mehretu, Jessica Rankin, Francesca Zampi and Lacey Schwartz.

Other credits include Cinematographer Monika Lenczewska, Editor Agnieszka Glinska, Production Designer Dawit Shawel, and Composers David Schommer and David Eggar.

“In this story of a young girl’s abduction into marriage and her subsequent trial for killing her would-be husband in self-defense. writer/director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari juxtaposes Ethiopia’s panoramic beauty with one of its oldest and most oppressive traditions,” the event announcement states. “Based on real events, Difret portrays the complexity of a country’s movement toward equal rights—and the people who lead the transformation.”

The screening is being presented by Lincoln Center and Ford Foundation JustFilms. It’s free and open to the public.

If You Go:
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
7:00 pm Live performance by Meklit Hadero
7:30 pm Discussion with filmmaker Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
8:00 pm Screening of “Difret”
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 22 at
Click here to learn more.

Video: ‘Difret’: Audience Reaction at 2014 New African Films Festival in Maryland (TADIAS)

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