Arizona Premiere!

Faya Dayi

Showtimes
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 at 11:30aM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $12 • LOFT MEMBERS: $10

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In her hypnotic documentary feature, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents.

“Mesmerizing … a nonfiction work of sensory immersion that’s part anthropology, part poetry.” – Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

Though a deeply personal project—Beshir was forced to leave her hometown of Harar with her family as a teenager due to growing political strife—the film she returned to make about the city, its rural Oromo community of farmers, and the harvesting of the country’s most sought-after export (the euphoria-inducing khat plant) is neither a straightforward work of nostalgia nor an issue-oriented doc about a particular drug culture. Rather, she has constructed something dreamlike: a film that uses light, texture, and sound to illuminate the spiritual lives of people whose experiences often become fodder for ripped-from-the-headlines tales of migration. (Dir. by Jessica Beshir, 2021, Ethiopia, 120 mins, Not Rated)

Other festivals: Berlin, Outfest, Frameline