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Into Abyssinia

In devastation, there is opportunity.

Overview

Genre
Foreign Worlds, Human Rights, Personal Doc, Culture, and Portrait
Synopsis

Carol Foster, a mother of seven adopted children, organizes a mission to Ethiopia to realize the AIDS orphan crisis plaguing the country. Her goal is to create a children's home for the enormous amount of displaced children. Traveling with her is her daughter Meron, who was adopted from Ethiopia seven years prior. Meron's return to Ethiopia allows her to reconnect with her past, and unite her two families. Also accompanying Carol is a gay couple and a woman who recently lost her adopted child. Their lives are drastically altered by the children, as they travel from orphanage to orphanage. Taking place over two years, the film examines questions of what creates family, what defines heritage, and what we can do to make a difference.

Stage
finished
Running time
62 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Chautauqua Films, Human Capital Foundation
Country
Ethiopia
Years of Production
3
Locations
Ethiopia, Vermont

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
Atlanta Film Festival (2009), White River Indie Films
Distribution
Self-distributed
Language
Amharic, English
Subtitles
English

Photos

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