“Faya Dayi – Official Movie Trailer #1 [HD]”
Synopsis: Ethiopian legend has it that khat, a stimulant leaf, was found by Sufi Imams in search of eternity. Inspired by this myth, “Faya Dayi” is a spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf that Sufi Muslims chewed for religious meditations – and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop today. Through the prism of the khat trade, “Faya Dayi” weaves a tapestry of intimate stories of people caught between violent government repression, khat-induced fantasies and treacherous journeys beyond their borders, and offers a window into the dreams of the youth who long for a better life.
Starring: No known actors
Written By: Jessica Beshir
Produced By: Jessica Beshir
Directed By: Jessica Beshir
Release Date: September 3, 2021 [New York] | September 17, 2021 [Los Angeles]
Copyright: © 2021 Doha Film Institute/Flies Collective/Ford Foundation – Just Films/Merkhana Films/Neon Heart Productions/The Jerome Foundation/The Open Society Foundation/XTR/Janus Films/The Criterion Collection