Posted by in News on May 23, 2016

How Are Women Portrayed in Ethiopian Films?

Ethiopia: Film is a category or genre of art that has high impact on society. It is an artistic tool used to entertain, enlighten and inform. And what makes it different from other media is that it highly shapes the society. Films or movies have power to influence, to motivate, to guide, to teach, to change perception and to change society’s behavior and other many characteristics and assets.

Mette Thygesen, Denmark Ambassador to Ethiopia, said women have equal participation and power in every sector in Denmark and the Nordic countries. “Films directed or produced by women are rare in Ethiopia, compared to other countries and if women experts come to the industry, gender equality would be promoted .”

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Source: Ethiopian Herald

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