Faya Dayi screens virtually nationwide from 5/8 to 5/13.
The 5:30PM screening on 5/07 and 7PM screening on 5/10 will feature special introductions from filmmaker Jessica Beshir!
Access this year’s ND/NF virtually nationwide or in FLC theaters!
- FLC Virtual Cinema: The public-facing rental platform for FLC members, students, seniors, and the general public.
- MoMA Virtual Cinema: Free exclusively for MoMA members starting April 28th.
In her hypnotic documentary feature, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents. Though a deeply personal project—Beshir was forced to leave her hometown of Harar with her family as a teenager due to growing political strife—the film she returned to make about the city, its rural Oromo community of farmers, and the harvesting of the country’s most sought-after export (the euphoria-inducing khat plant) is neither a straightforward work of nostalgia nor an issue-oriented doc about a particular drug culture. Rather, she has constructed something dreamlike: a film that uses light, texture, and sound to illuminate the spiritual lives of people whose experiences often become fodder for ripped-from-the-headlines tales of migration. A Janus Films release.
Access the entire festival slate and SAVE with the Virtual All-Access Pass for just $275 ($348 value).
All ND/NF screenings include recorded filmmaker Q&As! Virtual ticket holders will be able to access these conversations in the Virtual Cinema timed to when the film premieres. In-theater ticket holders will be sent access to a private YouTube playlist at the start of the festival.