Difret (2015)

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Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village, the practice of abduction into marriage is common and one of Ethiopia’s oldest traditions. Meaza Ashenafi, an empowered and tenacious young lawyer, arrives from the city to represent Hirut and argue that she acted in self-defense. Meaza boldly embarks on a collision course between enforcing civil authority and abiding by customary law, risking the ongoing work of her women’s legal-aid practice to save Hirut’s life.

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 99 min
Theater Release Date October 23, 2015
Actors Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Shitaye Abraha, Abel Abebe, Genene Alemu, Semahegn Alemu
Directed by Zeresenay Mehari
MPAA NR (Unrated)
Gross $38,449
Genre(s) Drama
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