When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her village through a tradition of kidnapping women for marriage. She fights back and accidentally kills her captor and fiancé. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but Meaza, 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. From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt, the award-winning drama “Difriet” paints a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it. 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.

In French | Dubbed Version: English

2014 | First 20 Minutes

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