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Fig Tree

Directed by: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
93 Minutes, 2018, Drama

This coming-of-age story follows Mina, a 16-year old Jewish girl who has grown up during the Ethiopian Civil War. Her family plans on fleeing to Israel, where Mina’s mother awaits them. However, this plan excludes Eli, Mina’s Christian boyfriend, who lives in the woods to evade being drafted into the army. In order to remain together, Mina hatches a plan to save Eli, but in times of war, all plans tend to go wrong.


Director: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian


Winner - Emerging Filmmaker Jury Prize (Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian) Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Winner - Eurimages Audentia Award for Best Female Director (Aalam-Warqe Davidian) Toronto International Film Festival