PhD Student Wins Lisbon International Film Festival Award & RAI Award
Social Anthropology student, Diego Malara, has been awarded Best Documentary Short Film for his documentary entitled The Devil and the Holy Water.
The Lisbon International Film Festival is a quarterly online film festival intended to showcase innovative independent cinema from around the world by up-and-coming artists.
Shot in Addis Abeba, The Devil and the Holy Water is a short documentary that portrays exorcisms conducted by the controversial priest Mehmer Girma, whose charisma gathers hundreds of people from across Ethiopia and around the world. Narrated by a woman exorcized by Mehmer Girma, the film gives an intimate account of the reality of demonic affliction in modern Ethiopian life.