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Dir. Tamara Dawit
Canada/Ethiopia. 2020. 78 mins.
English, Amharic with English subtitles.
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 Finding Sally – for this delectable experience – while you’re watching the films online on the BFI Player with friends and family. Share your meals and pics on social, tagging #FilmAfrica20.
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.
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Tamara Dawit is an Ethiopian-Canadian filmmaker based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she runs the production company Gobez Media. Tamara also manages the Creative Producers Training Program which supports the development, training and export of Ethiopian film and music content. She directed the short film, Grandma Knows Best (2014). She is currently producing the feature documentary Qeerroo (2020) and the feature drama the Last Tears of the Deceased. Tamara Dawit was in residency with Docs in Progress in Washington, D.C. in 2018 and the Talents Durban documentary lab in 2015. She is a member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia and the Film Fatales.