In Episode 3 of the PanAfrican Film Podcast, Anna Marano interviews Tamara Dawit creator of the feature documentary â€˜Finding Sallyâ€™, which was nominated at the Pan African Film Festival.
Finding Sally tells the incredible story of a 23-year-old woman from an upper-class family who became a communist rebel with the Ethiopian Peopleâ€™s Revolutionary Party. Idealistic and in love, Sally got caught up in her countryâ€™s revolutionary fervour and landed on the military governmentâ€™s most wanted list. She went underground and her family never saw her again.
Four decades after Sallyâ€™s disappearance, Tamara Dawit pieces together the mysterious life of her aunt Sally. She revisits the Ethiopian Revolution and the terrible massacre that followed, which resulted in nearly every Ethiopian family losing a loved one. Her quest leads her to question notions of belonging, personal convictions and political ideals at a time when Ethiopia is going through important political changes once again.Â