Feature Film Program

Anbessa @ DOC NYC

A boy channels the strength of the lion (anbessa) as he fights encroaching development in this intimate character study.


Tue Nov 12 4:05 PM

The Film


Mo Scarpelli | Italy, US | 86

A brand new condominium has shot up in the Ethiopian countryside, pushing farmers off their land for the construction, promising thousands of others a “better” way of life. Anbessa follows one boy caught between the two as he navigates modernization on his own terms in order to survive in a brave new world.

Event Details

4:05 PM
Film Begins
6:00 PM
Q&A with producer Caitlin Mae Burke and executive producers Gelila Bekele & Danielle Perissi

The show presented in partnership with