YENE FIKIR ETHIOPIA (MY LOVE, ETHIOPIA) (European Premiere)

YENE FIKIR ETHIOPIA (MY LOVE, ETHIOPIA) (European Premiere)

Part of the Baobab Award Shorts programme

Saturday 7 November  | 14:00 | Rich Mix

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Dir. Gabrielle Tesfaye
Ethiopia. 2019. 14 mins. Amharic with English subtitles.

Based on a true story, My Love, Ethiopia is a live-action animated picture that follows the turbulent and mystical journey of a young girl searching for freedom after being separated from her family. Set during Ethiopia’s political conflict in the 1970s, the story is unveiled through turbulent migration, visiting spirits from an ancient world, and ancestral magic.

Film Africa 2020 Baobab Award for Short Best Short Film

The Baobab Award for Best Short Film exists to recognise and support African filmmaking and to enhance the visibility of emerging new voices. The Award consists of a £1,000 cash prize awarded by a jury of filmmakers and industry professionals. 


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Gabrielle Tesfaye

Gabrielle Tesfaye is an interdisciplinary artist versed in painting, animation, and interactive installation. Tesfaye is raised in the US as a first-generation, to an Ethiopian father and Jamaican mother. Her research is rooted in the African diaspora, ancient puppetry practices and cultural storytelling. Tesfaye obtained her BFA in Painting and Animation and Peck School of the Arts and MFA in Design at VCU Arts Qatar.