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Hairat
© Jessica Beshir
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Jessica Beshir

IMAGE

Efrem Degu, Jessica Beshir

SON

Jessica Beshir, Efrem Degu

MONTAGE

Charlie Hoxie

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Jessica Beshir

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Jessica Beshir

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Chaque nuit depuis 35 ans un homme sort de sa ville de Harar pour nourrir ses hyènes bien-aimées…

Every night for more than 35 years, Yussuf Mume Saleh has gone outside the city walls of Harar - the centuries-old Ethiopian city and one of the world’s most important Islamic settlements - to feed his beloved spotted hyenas. Although these animals are by no means harmless, over the years Yussuf has developed such a close bond with them that he can even feed them from his own mouth. His special relationship with the hyenas is not unique in Harar: despite these predators’ fearsome reputation, the local human population has a longstanding symbiotic relationship with the animals. This enchanting, hypnotic and poetic film connects the beautiful black-and-white shots of Yusuf and his hyenas with a poem by Elias Shagiz Adonay Tesfaye about suffering, loss and love. Hairat is based on the early memories of Mexican-Ethiopian director Jessica Beshir, who grew up in Harar and as a child particularly enjoyed seeing Yussuf feed the hyenas. 

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