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Finding Sally - Distribution




Cinema Politica is proud to be the Canadian distributor of Tamara Dawit's FINDING SALLY, which pieces together family narrative and political history from Canada to Ethiopia. Below you can read the film's synopsis, learn about the fllmmaker, and importantly—book this profoundly thoughtful documentary for a screening in your community or at your festival/institution today! 


Director: Tamara Dawit
Running time: 78 minutes
Languages: English, Amharic
Release: 2020

FINDING SALLY tells the incredible story of a 23-year-old woman from an upper-class family who became a communist rebel with the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party. Idealistic and in love, Sally got caught up in her country's revolutionary fervour, landing on the military government's most-wanted list. She went underground, and her family never saw her again. Four decades after Sally's disappearance, filmmaker Tamara Dawit pieces together the mysterious life of her aunt Sally. She revisits the Ethiopian Revolution and the terrible massacre that followed, which resulted in nearly every Ethiopian family losing a loved one. Her quest leads her to question notions of belonging, personal convictions and political ideals at a time when Ethiopia is going through dramatic political changes once again.

To learn more, visit the official website of the film.



Tamara Dawit is a producer and director based between Canada and Ethiopia. She runs the production company Gobez Media which produces Ethiopian film, TV, digital and music content. After the short film, Grandma Knows Best (2014) she directed the feature documentary Finding Sally which had its North American premiere at the Hot Docs documentary festival in 2020. She is currently directing the feature documentary The Plot and producing the feature drama Last Tears of the Deceased, and the feature documentary Made in Ethiopia. Tamara has produced documentary and digital content for CBC News, MTV, Radio-Canada, Discovery, NHK, and others. She was a resident in Docs in Progress, the Logan Non-Fiction Residency and is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents, Durban Talents, Rotterdam Lab, Apost, and EAVE.


To obtain an educational or institutional license for FINDING SALLY for an institution anywhere in North America, click here and fill in the educational request form.


To book FINDING SALLY for a film festival, a grassroots screening or a community event, simply follow this link to our online booking form, or scroll to the bottom of this page where you'll find the form. We'll get back to you in a jiffy.


Montreal, QC
- April 13 - 14, 2021,
Vues d'Afrique,  (Online)

New York, U.S.A. (U.S. Premiere)
- November 27 - December 2, 2020,
African Diaspora International Film Festival (NYADIFF),  (Online)

International Broadcast Premiere
- November 11, 2020,
Al Jazeera Witness,  (Online)

U.K Premiere
- November 6, 2020,
Film Africa 2020,  (Online)

Durban, South Africa
- October 1-14, 2020, CinemAfrica,  (Online)

Durban, South Africa
- September 10-20, 2020, Durban International Film Festival,  (Online)

South Africa
- August 22, 2020, Encounters: South African International Documentary Festival,  (Online)

Vancouver, Canada
- June 18-26, 2020, DOXA Documentary Film Festival,  (Online)

North American Festival Premiere
- April 30, 2020, DOXA Documentary Film Festival,  (Online)

World Broadcast Premiere
- April 30, 2020, Hot Docs at Home CBC,  (Online)

Gothenburg, Sweden
- January 26-February 2, 2020, Göteborg Film Festival,  (Olof Palmes plats 1, 413 04 Gothenburg, Sweden)


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