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NAME OF FILM: FIG TREE
DIRECTOR(S): Aäläm‐Wärqe Davidian
STARRING: Rodas Gizaw, Mitiku Haylu, Betalehem Asmamawe
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Mina is 16 years old and has lived with her brother and grandmother in the midst of the Ethiopian Civil War her entire life, but they are planning to flee for Israel, where her mother awaits their reunion. So Mina is spending her last days in Addis Ababa with her Christian boyfriend Eli, who has ensconced himself in the woods to avoid being drafted into Mengistu Haile Mariam’s army. But Mina wants the best of both worlds and hatches a plan to rescue him.
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