FINDING SALLYEthiopia uprising
CategoryCurrent Affairs, History, Human Rights, Women Filmmaker
Documentary, Canada 2020
Runtime: 78 min. / 52 min.
Director: Tamara Dawit
Production: Catbird Films
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, CinemAfrica FF, Kharkiv Meet Docs, Film Africa UK, ATESIB!, Afrikamera,5