Difret and Little White Lie Selected for Film Forward

DIFRET and LITTLE WHITE LIE have been selected as 2 of 8 films in the Sundance Institute’s Film Forward porgram.

Film Forward is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It uses the power of cinema to promote broader cultural understanding, inspire curiosity and enhance awareness of shared stories and values across generations, religion, ethnicity and borders

Read the official press release here.

Social Entrepreneurship and the Art of Fiction Film

The lead producer of Difret, Mehret Mandefro, was a panelist at the 2014 Skoll World Forum where she talked about the promises and perils of making a fictional film targeting social change. The panel was entitled “Shifting the Paradigm: Social Entrepreneurship and the Art of Fiction Film.” The premise of the panel was that not every social change turning point can be captured on camera, yet those crucial moments are often the crux of how cultures shift.

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