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Faya Dayi (2021)

Faya Dayi
Running time: 118 min. | Genre: Documentaries
Faya Dayi

Synopsis

A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for centuries for religious meditations - and Ethiopia's most lucrative cash crop today.

Nominations & Awards

Independent Spirit

Truer Than Fiction Award
WINNER

Sundance Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary (World Cinema)
NOMINATED

Gotham

Best Documentary
NOMINATED

Seattle Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize - Documentary Competition
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Faya Dayi

Director

Jessica Beshir

Producer

Co-production Estados Unidos-Etiopía;

Running time

118 min.

Screenwriter

Jessica Beshir

Music

William Basinski, Adrian Aniol, Kaethe Hostetter

Cinematography

Jessica Beshir

Year

2021

Country

Ethiopia Ethiopia

 

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