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FATUMA AND ASYA: TWO AFAR GIRLS IN ETHIOPIA (FATUMA KEE ASYA. ETIOPIA QAFARIH SAYYOH NAMMAYIH MANO) # 62

14:00, Thursday 18th June, Cinema 1

Director/Anthropologist: Francesco Sincich
Duration: 59 mins
Year of release: 2014
Country of Production: Italy
Location: Ethiopia
Ethnic Group: Afar people
Language: Afar

Two young Afar girls, Fatuma (10) and Asya (13), show us their daily life in two different contexts of the Afar Region in Ethiopia. Both of them face hard challenges: finding an alternative way to the mandatory arranged marriage (absuma) without breaking the Afar tradition for Fatuma, and the conflict with the Somali Issa and the livestock’s and land’s theft for Asya. Both of them will find the solutions: Fatuma will marry her boyfriend and Asya’s family will recover the stolen cattle thanks to the fi’ma, the traditional Afar militia.

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