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Release Date: October 23, 2015Running Time: 99 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $38,449.00
Genre: Drama, Foreign

Meron Getnet
Tizita Hagere
Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
Leelai Demoz

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A young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer become 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 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. Based on a true story.