Destination… Ethiopia

For the second time, after the success of the events dedicated to Morocco, the decision to dedicate the “Destination…” section to Ethiopia represents an invitation to spectators to explore the African continent, through images and stories.

With an average altitude of 1,330 metres above sea level, Ethiopia is one of the highest lands on the planet. Its highest peak is Ras Dascian, which reaches an altitude of 4,533 metres asl, while Addis Abiba, at 2,355 metres asl, is the fourth highest capital in the world.

Within Africa, a continent beset by crises and problems, Ethiopia is a particularly topical and dramatic case. On 12 November 2022, an armistice was signed between the Ethiopian government and the People’s Liberation Front in Tigray, the region in the north of the country where conflict had been underway between federal forces and local authorities since November 2020, and which is estimated to have caused between 400,000 and 600,000 casualties, with millions of refugees.

All this takes place in a country offering landscapes of striking beauty, marked by luxuriant green mountains surprising those who imagine the Horn of Africa as a bare land of deserts, with communities whose traditions date back thousands of years, having deep links with the geographical area, an area that would represent a unique natural resource for the continent, if it were not ransacked by local and global interests.

  • with the patronage of

    Ambasciata di Etiopia in Italia

  • With the contribution of the

    Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto

  • In collaboration with

    Festival cinema Africano Asia e America Latina