Difret

Join Indievents and Club David, Wednesday, November 25th, for the South Dakota Premiere of Difret.

From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama Difret, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country's advancement of equal rights. When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village's tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but Meaza, a tough and passionate lawyer from a women's legal aide practice, steps in to fight for her. With both Hirut's life and the future of the practice at stake the two women must make their case for self-defense against one of Ethiopia's oldest and most deeply-rooted traditions. Difret paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it.

"Compelling...Authentic." - LA Times

"A powerful drama based on a true story." - Hollywood Reporter

"A story of conscious and conviction that ought to inspire everybody." - Secretary John Kerry

"Such multilayered depiction of the deep roots of tradition is a hallmark of this film from Ethiopia." - New York Times

"Mehari wisely avoids any sensationalism in telling Hirut's story. Instead, he lets it unfold like a courtroom procedural." - Washington Post

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets at Club David, Zandbroz, The Last Stop CD Shop, or online at EventBrite (click button below).