Film Screening and Discussion of "Finding Sally"

4:00 pm on Friday, April 14, 2023
Pardee School, 121 Bay State Road
Riverside Room
Contact Organization:
BU Libraries
Contact Name:
African Studies Library
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Director of "Finding Sally" Tamara Miriam and Yoftahe Mulatu, as facilitator
Join us in person or via Zoom for a film screening of Finding Sally and discussion with director Tamara Dawit, facillitated by Yoftahe Mulatu. Snacks and refreshments will be offered. About the film: 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 People’s Revolutionary Party. Idealistic and in love, Sally got caught up in her country’s revolutionary fervour and landed on the military government’s most wanted list. She went underground and her family never saw her again. Four decades after Sally’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. Co-sponsored by: Boston University African Studies Center Boston University African Studies Center Outreach Program Boston University African American & Black Diaspora Studies Program Boston University Libraries