Ethiopia's Cannes Film Festival Entry Opens in Addis Ababa

Lamb, the first ever Ethiopian film screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival as an official selection, makes it debut in Ethiopian theaters Thursday. The feature film explores life’s struggles through the eyes of a young Ethiopian boy.

The story’s main character is a nine-year old boy who loses his mother due to drought and is sent to live with relatives. His closest friend is a sheep that he tries to protect from his uncle who wants to slaughter the animal for an upcoming holiday.

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