Support the women of Ethiopia by attending our exclusive screening of Difret!
This is the movie the Ethiopian Government doesn’t want anyone to see. Winner of the 2014 Sundance Audience Award, Difret is the critically-acclaimed Ethiopian film produced by Angelina Jolie. Based on a true story, Difret looks at the repressive environment in Ethiopia where women are desperately struggling to carve their own paths.
And in September last year, it was only seconds before the premiere was due to screen in Addis Ababa when the Ethiopian Federal Police shut the event down, citing a court order.
For all the laws the Ethiopian Government may have in criminalizing Harmful Traditional Practices against women, there are still officials in Ethiopia that would rather keep these distressing and vital issues out of sight. With deafening silence from the people who are meant to represent them, it means that the work Ethiopiaid's partners does for women is more critical than ever before.
We are thrilled to be be supporting the Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA), founded by inspirational Australian Dr Valerie Browning, in their campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation, child marriage and marriage by abduction. It is time to put a stop to women suffering in silence.
Ethiopiaid Australia is going to play the movie you’re not supposed to see. Tickets are $10, with all proceeds from the evening going straight to APDA.
We invite you to join us afterwards at Jimmy Watson's (333 Lygon St Carlton, across the road from Cinema Nova) for drinks and a casual Q&A.
*Please note this is an 18+ event and tickets MUST be purchased in advance