The Nordic Film Festival was organized by the Embassies of Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, in cooperation with the student association Yellow Movement and the Goethe-Institut.
All the screenings had strong female lead characters or were directed by a female director. The aim was to inspire both men and women to realize the importance of having women in power throughout our society.
In addition to the screenings, a panel discussion was held on Thursday May 12, after the screening of the Ethiopian movie “Yegna”. The panelists were Mette Thygesen, Ambassador of Denmark to Ethiopia, Azeb Worku, a well-known director, writer and actress in Ethiopia, and Abraham Gezahegne, regarded as one of the most professional experts in the Ethiopian film industry for his creative and detailed directing. The panelists and the audience pointed out that culture can have a great impact on our society, and that women should play an important role in the film and TV industry. Culture can both reflect and shape today’s society, and women’s presence in the industry and how they are portrayed is therefore of great importance.
The Embassies and the Yellow Movement want to thank everyone who attended the festival.
You can find more pictures from the festival on the “Nordic Embassy Addis Ababa” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1108632589178481.1073741831.1089616554413418&type=3
Read more about the screenings here: http://www.norway.org.et/News_and_events/Culture/Nordic-Film-Festival-/#.VzwVvk1f2Uk