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Difret, a movie produced by Angelina Jolie, banned in Ethiopia

(Admas) Difret, a movie , produced by Oscar-winning actress, Angelina Jolie, was banned during inauguration ceremony in Addis Ababa yesterday.

Difret is a true story of a teenager from a small, rural village in the Oromiya region Arsi zone whose widely publicized arrest for murder in the late 1990s.

Difret, where Meron Getnet and others acted on, was awarded a prize in Los Angels few months ago. This Ethiopian drama was to be seen in National theater, Addis Abeba,yesterday, when two police officers who said they have a banning letter from court stopped it. No further detail as of today.

Angelina Jolies message was seen on the screen via skype. She thanks everyone for coming and finished by saying enjoy the movie. But there was no movie to be seen.

Everyone in the place, the Actors , invited diplomats and spectators were visibly shocked and no words in their mouth. Meron Getnet, the leading actor has no word to say .. she only said “i wish they do this banning before the people came in, and not after we started the movie”

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