Event Detail

Feb
06
Thursday
Feb
06
Thu
Education :: Misc
Fig Tree (Documentary Film Series)
7:00 PM
Bitterroot Public Library
Description:
7:00 PM Meeting Room
Ethiopia / Israel / Germany / France, 2018/93 minutes
Directed by Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian

"Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes a startlingly confident feature debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, Fig Tree follows a teenage girl's harrowing coming of age. Mina is 16 years old. The Ethiopian Civil War has been underway her entire life. She lives with her brother and grandmother in a humble house with newsprint for wallpaper. The family is Jewish and is planning to flee Ethiopia for Israel, where Mina's mother awaits their reunion. But this plan leaves out the person Mina loves most: Eli, her Christian boyfriend, who lives in the woods so as to evade being drafted into Mengistu Haile Mariam's army. Mina hatches a scheme to save Eli, but everyone and everything seems set against her." Mememsha Films
Directed by Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian


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Age Group: 18+
Venue: Bitterroot Public Library
Address: 306 State Street Hamilton, Montana 59840
Phone: 406-363-1670

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