POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Monday, April 28, 2014
Difret is a narrative feature film about a teenage girl and a women’s rights lawyer who challenge gender traditions and power structures in their native Ethiopia. A class screening of the film may supplement a global studies, legal studies or women’s rights curriculum. Taught in conjunction with this guide, Difret will challenge students to think critically about the global struggle for women’s rights. Discussion questions and supplementary materials facilitate further research into related topics such as culture and tradition, feminism and legal process.