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Country: United States
Language: English, Amharic
Run Time: 96 minutes
Elenie is trying to balance her dreams as an American with the traditions of her Ethiopian upbringing. Her mother is constantly trying to set her up with potential husbands, but none of them are to her liking. When her brother dies in a tragic subway accident, she finds herself wrapped up in work to numb the pain. As a counselor, she deals with children suffering from anxiety and depression. She befriends the father of one of her patients, an unemployed wise-cracker named Logan. His marriage is falling apart, and the dysfunction at home has led to some behavioral issues with his son. Elenie and Logan develop feelings for each other, finding it more and more difficult to fight off their urges. But they’ll soon discover sexual tension isn’t the only thing tying them together. Their lives are bound in ways they never would have imagined. Logan has a dark secret with consequences that will affect everyone he loves. A mixture of mystery and drama, WOVEN explores a theme of self-realization with an unbelievable twist. (In English and Amharic with subtitles) —E.F.
Monday, April 03, 2017 at 7:10 PM
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 11:45 AM
American Independents Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Salome Mulugeta, Nagwa Ibrahim
Salome Mulugeta was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In addition to directing, she's the star of WOVEN. Nagwa Ibrahim is an Egyptian American, who's also an attorney specializing in immigration law and criminal defense.
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