Directed by Cheryl Halpern


“Fighting To Be Free”

Documentary Short Film

“Fighting To Be Free” celebrates the young freedom fighting heroines of Ethiopia during the latter part of the 20th century. These young women challenged all cultural norms when they left their homes and families to join the struggle to bring freedom, peace and democracy to their country. They came from diverse backgrounds; literate and illiterate, urban and rural and created a supportive sisterhood that challenged existing cultural myths and prejudices.
“Fighting To Be Free” celebrates the courage, commitment and leadership of these heroines whose achievements continue to inspire.