Difret is available in: Amharic on Netflix USA




Difret



Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village the practice of abduction into marriage is common and one of Ethiopia’s oldest traditions. Meaza Ashenafi, an empowered and tenacious young lawyer, arrives from the city to represent Hirut and argue that she acted in self defense. Meaza boldly embarks on a collision course between enforcing civil authority and abiding by customary law, risking the ongoing work of her women’s legal aid practice to save Hirut’s life.

This movie is not available on Netflix in your country? The solution is: Watch Netflix from Another Country

Watch it on [insert_php] echo get_bloginfo( ‘name’); [/insert_php]

Difret (2014)
Difret poster Rating: 6.8/10 (1,111 votes)
Director: Zeresenay Mehari
Writer: Zeresenay Mehari (screenplay)
Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe, Shitaye Abraha
Runtime: 99 min
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Released: 23 Oct 2015
Plot: A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.