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Finding Sally

Tamara Dawit pieces together the mystery of her aunt's disappearance, and her involvement with the Ethiopian Communist party, in this gripping documentary.

Documentary 2020 75 mins Not rated

Director: Tamara Mariam Dawit


In the summer of 1973, Sally, child of an upper-class family, disappears when on holiday in Ethiopia, her home country. What comes to light during this insightful documentary is her involvement as an enemy of the state, with the Communist Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party. Director Tamara Dawit pieces together the story of her aunt's disappearance, simultaneously uncovering a dark period in Ethiopian political history.

Part of Film Africa 2020. Film Africa is supported by a BFI Audience Award, using funds from the National Lottery