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Ethiopia Then and Now – Conversation with Tamara Dawit (director FINDING SALLY) and special guests.
February 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree – $20
Join us for a special live-stream event with director Tamara Dawit (FINDING SALLY), Prof. Elleni Centime Zeleke (Columbia University) and author Rebecca Fisseha (Daughters of Silence) in conversation with journalist Hannah Giorgis (The Atlantic). The event will be followed by a special musical performance by Zaki Ibrahim.
In FINDING SALLY Tamara Dawit revisits the historical events of Ethiopia’s Revolution while she uncovers her family’s story and the disappearance of her revolutionary aunt. This conversation is inspired by her journey to retrace personal and political memory and generational loss and trauma. The discussion will also extend beyond the film as our panel of Ethiopian women will focus on the ways in which art and literature through a female lens can help unpack history and inform our understanding of present-day Ethiopia.
FINDING SALLY will be available for streaming, with option of French subtitles, from Friday, February 19 7 PM until Wednesday, February 24 7PM EST in Canada and the US. The live-stream event will be accessible worldwide.
This event is co-presented by Media Girlfriends
**Registration for this event is through Eventbrite and will take place via zoom webinar. You will receive a private link to view the film on Friday, February 19 and a link to the video conference on the day of the event. Live captioning will be provided.**
Tamara Dawit is a producer and director based between Canada and Ethiopia.
Elleni Centime Zeleke – Elleni Centime Zeleke is Assistant Professor of African Studies in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University in New York.
Rebecca Fisseha – Rebecca Fisseha is author of the novel Daughters of Silence (Goose Lane Editions).
Host: Hannah Giorgis – Hannah Giorgis is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers culture.