Ethiopia / 2022 / 26'
Enkehone, naive but ambitious and from rural Ethiopia, lives in a hostel in the bustling neighborhood of Katanga. His host, Amele, lives in the back room of the dorms she rents out. As the path to his dreams unfold in uncertainty, Enkehone witnesses the raw, chaotic, and captivating life of his host family and their community in the last days of Katanga before it is engulfed by the monstrous construction of Addis Ababa.
Directors: Beza Hailu Lemma, Hiwot Admasu Getaneh
Photography: Brook Getaneh
Editing: Henok Birhanu
Sound: Hozam Kemera, Ananya Hailu, Hiwot Getaneh
Production: Hiwot Admasu Getaneh (EFUYE GELA FILMS), Beza Hailu Lemma (EFUYE GELA FILMS)
Co-production: Don Edkins (STEPS), Tiny Mungwe (STEPS) Cinematography
Letters from Ethiopia / Hiwot Getaneh (2016)
Festivals & Awards:
FESPACO – Silver Poulain for Best Short Documentary Film, Burkina Faso (2023), Visions du Réel Geneva, Switzerland (2023), Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania (2023), Festival Cinematographic Écrans Noirs Yaoundé, Cameroon (2023), VERA Film Festival, Finland (2023)
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