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Film presentation and talk

Thursday, 19. November 2020 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm Save in my calendar

Film presentation and talk

Finding Sally

online-film-screening and debate via zoom

Finding Sally tells the story of a 23-year-old woman from an upper-class family who became a communist rebel with the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party. Idealistic and in love, Sally got caught up in her country’s revolutionary fervour and landed on the military government’s most wanted list. She went underground and her family never saw her again.

Four decades after Sally’s disappearance, Tamara Dawit pieces together the mysterious life of her aunt Sally. She revisits the Ethiopian Revolution and the terrible massacre that followed, which resulted in nearly every Ethiopian family losing a loved one. Her quest leads her to question notions of belonging, personal convictions and political ideals at a time when Ethiopia is going through important political changes once again.

Tamara Dawit, Fisseha Tekle and Ulf Terlinden discuss the film and the political events in Ethiopia focussing on human rights.


  • Tamara Dawit (Film Director, Ethiopia/Canada)
  • Fisseha Tekle (Human rights Researcher, Amnesty International, Ethiopia)

Moderation: Ulf Terlinden (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Kenya)

Language: English

Nicola Egelhof, Africa Department, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
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The streaming of the film is restricted to Germany for copyright reasons. However, viewers from abroad can watch the television version (47 min) via the following link:
The discussion starts at about 8.25 pm CET - Central European Time   


Thursday, November 19, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. Central European Time (CET)
7.00 h pm    Film: Finding Sally
Director: Tamara Dawit, Ethiopia, Canada, 2020,  OmE,  78 min   
8.25 h pm    Discussion
Discussion with Tamara Dawit (Ethiopia/Canada) and Fisseha Tekle, human rights expert (Amnesty International, Kenya)

Moderation: Ulf Terlinden (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Kenya)

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