Finding Sally

Tamara Mariam Dawit, Canada/Ethiopia, 2020

78 minutes, English with no subtitles

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 fervor and landed on the military government’s most wanted list. She went underground and her family never saw her again.


Tamara Dawit is an Ethiopian-Canadian filmmaker based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she runs a production company, Gobez Media. Tamara also manages the Creative Producers Training Program which supports the development, training, and exportation of Ethiopian film and music content. She directed the short film, Grandma Knows Best (2014) and the feature documentary Finding Sally (2020). She is currently producing the feature documentary Qeerroo (2020) and the feature drama The Last Tears of the Deceased. Tamara has experience producing documentary and digital content for CBC News, MTV, Radio-Canada, Discovery, NHK, and Al Jazeera among other networks.

DIFF 2023


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