Among the farming villages here, abduction into marriage is a common tribal tradition. When Hirut tries to escape, she shoots her would-be husband and is charged with murder. Meaza Ashenafi, a tenacious young lawyer who specialises in women's legal aid, arrives from Addis Ababa to defend Hirut. Boldly taking on the entrenched male power of ancient tradition and the modern state, Meaza risks all she’s ever worked for to save Hirut's life.
“a delicate yet impassioned story that offers empowerment and hope to countless women all over the world.” London Film Festival
Winner Berlin Film Festival 2014 Audience Award
Winner Sundance Film Festival 2014 Best World Cinema Film Award