Lamb (Ethiopia: 2015)

Director

Yared Zeleke

Cast list

Rediat Amare as Ephraïm
Kidist Siyum as Tsion
Welela Assefa as Emama
Surafel Teka as Solomon
Rahel Teshome as Azeb
Indris Mohamed as Abraham
Bitania Abraham as Mimi

Credits

Producers
Laurent Lavolé (Gloria Films)
Ama Ampadu (Slum Kid Films)

Co-producers
Heimatfilm  ZDF
Film Farms  Dublin Films

Screenwriter
Yared Zeleke

Cinematographer
Josée Deshaies

Synopsis

Ephraim is a young Ethiopian boy. His father leaves him and his sheep, from which he is inseparable, to be looked after by distant relatives, far from his drought-ridden homeland. Ephraim isn’t very good at farming, but he has a hidden talent: he is an excellent cook. One day, his uncle tells him that they have to sacrifice his sheep for the next religious feast. The young boy, however, is ready to do anything to save his only friend and return home.

Reviews

Home work: Filmmaker Yared Zeleke’s Origin Stories, Jordan Mattos, Manhattan Digest, May 2015.