Stand Up My Beauty / Erhebe dich, du Schöne

Nardos, an Azmari singer from Addis Ababa, dreams of telling stories about the lives of ordinary people through her music. In her search of stories for her songs, she meets Gennet, a poet who lives on the streets with her children. As Nardos puts the lives of Ethiopian women, their visions and power at the centre of her creation, we dive deeper and deeper into a rapidly changing country.

Details

Country of Production
Switzerland, Germany

Year of Production
2021

Format
HD, DCP

Length
110 min

Director
Heidi Specogna

Production
Fama Film in co-production with Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion, ZDF/3sat and SRF

Original Language
Amharic

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Locarno Semaine de la Critique 2021