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African Diaspora International Film Festival


Masks are encouraged and appreciated, but not mandatory for this event.

A Fire Within - Screening & Q&A

New York Premiere

After suffering through the Red Terror, a dark time in Ethiopia's history during which many educated young people were tortured and murdered, Edgegayehu "Edge" Taye fled to the United States in 1989 as a refugee. Settling in Atlanta, she found work at a hotel, only to discover that the very man who was responsible for her torture in Ethiopia was also working there. Along with several friends who were victims of the same man and are now all living in the U.S., Taye embarks on a landmark human rights case to bring their tormentor to trial. Executive produced by Ethiopian actress and activist Liya Kebede, this incredible and chilling true crime documentary shines a light on a painful time in Ethiopia's history and reveals the healing power of restorative justice.

by Christopher Chambers, USA, 2021: 82min

In English and Amharic with English subtitles



Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Expected Run Time is 150 minutes

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