Angelina Jolie Helps Bring Ethiopian Film "Difret" to Theaters
In 2014, "Difret," a film about two Ethiopian women fighting back against the practice of "telefa," the accepted abduction and rape of teenage girls as long as the man marries his victim, made its debut at Sundance Film Festival.
The film, executive produced by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie, was a huge hit.
"'Difret' not only shows the tenacity and strength of two remarkable Ethiopian women and brings the world's attention rightfully to these two real-life heroes, but it also shows the extraordinary talent and creativity of Ethiopian filmmakers," said Jolie, who became an executive producer prior to Sundance, where the film won an Audience Award, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"I'm very proud to be a part of it."
Ethiopia is a country close to Jolie's heart, according to The Hollywood Reporter, as it is where her daughter Zahara was adopted from in 2005.
Now, from the help of Jolie, the film will appear in theaters — premiering on October 23.
Watch the trailer below:
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