The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people's humanity and social values. After several years spent studying medicine in Germany, he finds the country of his youth replaced by turmoil. His dream of using his craft to improve the health of Ethiopians is squashed by a military junta that uses scientists for its own political ends. Seeking the comfort of his countryside home, Anberber finds no refuge from violence. The solace that the memories of his youth provide is quickly replaced by the competing forces of military and rebelling factions. Anberber needs to decide whether he wants to bear the strain or piece together a life from the fragments that lie around him.


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DistributorMypheduh Films
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1 theaters
Running Time2 hr 20 min
In Release105 days/15 weeks
Widest Release1 theater
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Sep 18Friday46$3,596--1$3,596$3,5961
Sep 19Saturday46$2,882-19.9%-1$2,882$6,4782
Sep 20Sunday46$2,430-15.7%-1$2,430$8,9083
Sep 21Monday44$820-66.3%-1$820$9,7274
Sep 22Tuesday44$1,157+41.1%-1$1,157$10,8845
Sep 23Wednesday44$1,113-3.8%-1$1,113$11,9976
Sep 24Thursday45$1,201+7.9%-1$1,201$13,1977
Sep 25Friday51$2,174+81%-39.5%1$2,174$15,3718
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Sep 27Sunday51$2,031-26.3%-16.4%1$2,031$20,15610
Sep 28Monday50$596-70.7%-27.3%1$596$20,75211
Sep 29Tuesday50$775+30%-33%1$775$21,52712
Sep 30Wednesday51$718-7.4%-35.5%1$718$22,24413
Oct 1Thursday51$737+2.6%-38.6%1$737$22,98114
Oct 2Friday56$1,138+54.4%-47.7%1$1,138$24,11815
Oct 3Saturday55$2,932+157.6%+6.5%1$2,932$27,05016
Oct 4Sunday52$3,020+3%+48.7%1$3,020$30,07017