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FINDING SALLY – Online Dine & View Screening in partnership with Eat Ethio

November 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:50 pm

Film Africa Dine & View Online Screening: Finding Sally
In partnership with Eat Ethio

Friday, 6 November | 19:00 | BFI Player & Facebook


Our much-loved foodie strand, Dine & View, returns with a twist. We encourage you to make and share your own dishes from Ethiopia – the country of origin of documentary Finding Sally – while you’re watching the film online on the BFI Player with friends and family.

We have teamed up with Eat Ethio to bring you a special recipe from Ethiopia.

Eat Ethio, was created by food and culture curator Helina Tesega, and celebrates the ingredients, artisans and culture of Ethiopia. One of OkayAfrica’s 100 Women, Helina has created a movement that provides a modern insight into the food, coffee, music, designs, and culture of Ethiopia. It was Tesega’s own yearning for her country’s food that inspired her to create Eat Ethio supper clubs and events.

“Like everyone living away from home, I missed my food, so I decided to cook for myself, adapting recipes to work around the ingredients I could find. I experimented and borrowed ideas from other cuisines. What I came up with worked. I shared my food with friends and that’s how the idea for Eat Ethio happened. My aim was to pass on my love for the Ethiopian food and the culture that I grew up with, delivering it in the way I felt it should be represented.”

Helina truly believes that through food, you can get a true taste for a country. “Ethiopia has a lot to offer, I just want to make sure I do it justice, the food is just the beginning.”

Helina and Film Africa will post her recipe and instruction video on Eat Ethio and Film Africa’s social channels on 30 October. Follow Helina’s recipe or make your own recipe, sharing your meals and pics on social, tagging #FilmAfrica20.

Eat Ethiohttps://www.instagram.com/eatethio/ / http://www.eatethio.com/

About the film

Dir. Tamara Dawit
Canada/Ethiopia. 2020. 78 mins. English, Amharic with English subtitles.

Finding Sally is a documentary based on inexplicable but true events. In the summer of 1973, Sally, a child of an upper-class family, travels to Ethiopia, her home country for holidays. There, she soon becomes an enemy of the state and a top-ranking member of the Communist Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party. And then disappears. Four decades after the fact, director Tamara Dawit tries to put the pieces of her aunt’s disappearance back together in this film, which also exhumes a dark period in Ethiopian political history, marked for its violence, upheaval, and mass killings.

BFI Player offer a free 14-day trial, so you can watch the Film Africa 2020 films for free and then decide whether to keep enjoying their selection of films

Following this Dine & View screening, Director Tamara Dawit will join us for a Live Q&A session that will be live-streamed on our Facebook page from 8:30pm (GMT). Join us and put your questions to the Director on the Facebook live-stream chat.

How to join: 

Step 1: Click attending on our Facebook event and be notified when Helina’s recipe is ready for you to follow.

Step 2: Cook your dishes – follow Helina’s recipe or make your own.

Step 3: Sign up to BFI Player‘s free 14 day trial to watch Tamara Dawit’s Finding Sally at 19:00

Step 4: Share your meals and pictures on social tagging #FilmAfrica20

Step 5: Enjoy the film with friends and family

Step 6: Join us on Facebook at 20:30 for a live Q&A with Finding Sally director Tamara Dawit


November 6, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:50 pm
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