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Sundance 2014: Angelina Jolie Joins Ethiopian Film 'Difret' as Executive Producer

The actress called the Zeresenay Berhane Mehari-directed feature "a strong moment for art in Ethiopia."
Angelina Jolie has joined Zeresenay Berhane Mehari's feature directorial debut, Difret, which will have its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition category at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.
Centering around a young Ethiopian girl who challenges the tradition of "telefa," the practice of abduction in marriage, usually of young girls, the film is "a strong moment for art in Ethiopia," Jolie said.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter