Red Leaves 2015
Bazi Gete / Israel / 80 min / Hebrew & Amharic (15)
*This film can be viewed in UK and Ethiopia
Meseganio immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia 28 years ago with his family. He has chosen to zealously retain his culture, talks very little, and hardly speaks Hebrew. After losing his wife, he is afraid to be alone. Having come to know some of his life's new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Bazi Gete is an Ethiopian-Israeli writer and director with a B.F.A. in Film and Television from Sapir Academic College, Israel. He wrote and directed Medium Rare (2010), and Mondial (2010). Red Leaves (2015) is his first feature film. It won the Anat Pirchi Award for best debut film at the Jerusalem International Film Festival in Israel (2014) and the FIPRESCI International Federation of Film Critics Award (2014).
Director Q&A (pre-recorded)
Listen to our pre-recorded interview with Red Leaves director Bazi Gete moderated by AiM festival director Liz Chege and interpreted by Esther Levene. The conversation is close captioned.
Thursday 29th April 2021
/ 5pm for 48 hours
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Director: Bazi Gete
Producers: Haggai Arad and Elad Peleg
Screenplay: Bazi Gete
Cinematographer: Edan Sasson
Editor: Lev Goltser
Music: Dror H. Shiman
Lead Actor: Debebe Eshetu
Additional Cast: Hanna Haiela, Meir Desse, Solomon Mersha, Shula Mola