Cascade Festival of African Films 2020
"Woven" by Salome Mulugeta and Nagwa Ibrahim
(Ethiopia USA) 2016, 96 min
Attempting to integrate her mother’s traditions with her own dreams, Ethiopian-born Elenie Tariku’s life is destroyed when a mysterious crime in New York takes the life of her only brother. As Elenie searches for the truth behind his death, her life intertwines with an intriguing man whose own personal turmoil brings them together for better or worse.
Bio: Salome Mulugeta, Nagwa Ibrahim
Salome Mulugeta was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In addition to co-directing the film, she is the protagonist of Woven. Nagwa Ibrahim is Egyptian American, and an attorney specializing in immigration law and criminal defense.