Tidar (Marriage)

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Based on stories and testimonies of real people in Ethiopia, docudrama Tidar (Marriage) tells the story of Genet, who is experiencing domestic violence, and presents her search for a moral and practical solution to her situation within the village community. It shows how the community responds to Genet’s predicament and how personal faith, religious mediation and theological teaching influence how she thinks through her situation.

The aim of the film is to raise awareness about the complex role that religion can have in situations of domestic violence in the Ethiopian Orthodox community, influencing both victim and perpetrator rationalisations and behaviour.

Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the Future Leaders Fellowship grant and part of research and innovation project dedicated to the development and strengthening of religio-culturally sensitive domestic violence alleviation systems in East Africa and the UK: https://projectdldl.org

University

SOAS

Writer/Executive Producer

Romina Istratii

Producer

Max Conil

Producer

Hermon Hailay

Director

Yidnekachew Shumete

Date

25 January 2024

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