In the district of Katanga, in Addis Ababa, Amele Mamo’s hostel offers a bed and a warm meal for people seeking refuge in the large Ethiopian capital. Every day sees the arrival of a new person, a new experience, a new story. The two Ethiopian filmmakers, Hiwot Gataneh and Beza Hailu Lemma, alternate between three places – the city, the district and the hostel – delicately relating what it means to occupy new living spaces, and the importance of the space we call “home”.
Beza Hailu Lemma
Ethiopian filmmaker based in Addis Ababa. He has written, directed and independently produced a number of short films.
Hiwot Admasu Getaneh
Born in Addis Ababa, she studied electrical and computer engineering before joining the Blue Nile Film Academy. She has directed various short films and a feature.
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