Release date: October 23, 2015

Studio: Amplify Releasing

Director: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

MPAA Rating: N/A


Starring: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe

Genre: Drama

Duration: N/A

Copyright Holder: N/A

Copyright: N/A

Official website:

Plot Summary:

From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama "Difret," based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country's advancement of equal rights. When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village’s tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but Maeza, a tough and passionate lawyer from a women’s legal aide practice, steps in to fight for her. With both Hirut’s life and the future of the practice at stake, the two women must make their case for self-defense against one of Ethiopia’s oldest and most deeply-rooted traditions. "Difret" paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it.

monitoring_string = "df292225381015080a5c6c04a6e2c2dc"