Sep 9th, 2014
y Alemayehu G. Mariam* What is the difference between the abduction of a young girl in a village and the “abduction” of a film by a young filmmaker in a capital city? “DIFRET” is an Amharic language feature film based on a “true story” of a teenager named Hirut (Tizeta Hagere, depicted in Sundance po...
Feb 16th, 2014
By Michael Roddy, Reuters (Reuters) – “Angelina Jolie presents” is the first thing on screen in the Ethiopian movie “Difret”, but the true story of a 14-year-old girl’s abduction, rape and trial for killing her abductor speaks for itself. Shown at the Berlin film f...
Jun 30th, 2012
As I drew up in the bustling village after a long journey, the last 21 miles bouncing along a red dirt track riven with potholes, a group of a dozen men sprawled in the shade on ramshackle wooden benches waved me over. They were farmers, resting after a hard day’s labour. Children scampered around...
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Feb 26th, 2012
Hollywood takes the spotlight itself on Sunday for the 84th annual Academy Awards, the world’s most prominent celebration of film. Final preparations for Tinseltown’s biggest night have progressed throughout the weekend at the Hollywood & Highland Center (formerly known as the Kodak T...
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Oct 6th, 2011
Angelina Jolie; Hollyweirds “Good Will” Ambassador to Africa For the past decade Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie has been an official “Goodwill Ambassador” for the United Nations Humanitarian Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and has been so overflowing with goodwill that two years ago she called f...