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African Film Festival – »Fig Tree«

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ETH/D/F/ISR 2018, 93 min., original language with English subtitles, directed by Alamork Davidian
FSK-rated 18 years and older

This coming-of-age drama is set in Addis Ababa in 1989, where 16-year-old Mina grows up as an Ethiopian Jew during the civil war. Together with her brother, she lives at her grandmother’s, her mother already having fled to Israel, where she is awaiting the rest of her family. Life in the Ethiopian capital is dominated by the military junta patrolling the city looking for young men fit to serve in Mengistu Haile Mariam’s army. Mina’s brother, too, was forced to enlist and returned with his right arm missing. When her grandmother finalises her plan to also flee to Israel with her grandchildren, Mina worries about her non-Jewish friend Eli, who is hiding from the soldiers in the branches of a fig tree in the nearby woods. To save the life of her beloved friend, Mina forges a plan.

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