Tadias Interview With Women of Difret

Difret producer Mehret Mandefro, telefa victim Aberash Bekele and lawyer Meaza Ashenafi. (Photo: Tadias)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Monday, October 26th, 2015

Tadias Interview With Real-life Inspirations for Award-winning Film Difret

New York (TADIAS) — Tadias Magazine caught up with the real-life inspirations for the award-winning Ethiopian film Difret — Aberash Bekele and her lawyer Meaza Ashenafi as well as Producer Mehret Mandefro — last week during the movie’s U.S. premiere in New York City.

Below is our conversation with three of the women behind Difret about the case that launched a global spotlight on the practice of abduction for marriage (telefa) and the educational efforts underway to end it.

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