Fig Tree Etz Teena
|Running Time||93 MIN|
|Cast||Betalehem Asmamawe,Rodas Gizaw,Mareta Getachew|
Women - Front and Center
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Winner of the Audentia prize for best female director at TIFF. Ethiopian-Israeli director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian draws on her own experience of growing up in war-torn Addis Ababa. Sixteen-year-old Mina is poised to flee Ethiopia with her grandmother to be reunited with her mother in Israel; however, she is reluctant to leave her Christian boyfriend Eli, who lives in the woods in order to avoid forcible conscription by the military. Grounded by remarkable performances, Fig Tree is a moving coming-of-age tale and a remarkable feature debut.
|Followed By Skype Q & A With||Director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian (May 8 only)|