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network 14/04/2021 - 11:00AM

FINDING SALLY '21 Screen Award Nomination

Cinema Politica is proud to announce that our Distribution title FINDING SALLY has been nominated for "Best Documentary Program" in the Television & Digital Media category for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

The Canadian Screen Awards will be presented virtually between Monday May 17 through Thursday May 20, with a schedule available here. The Awards will be streamed on the Academy website, as well as through Academy Twitter and Youtube channels. The complete list of Canadian Screen Award Nominations can be found here.

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. Watch the trailer here.

Director 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.

A CBC Gem Original documentary, FINDING SALLY is distributed across Canada by Cinema Politica. Click here for more information about educational licensing and screening rights.

FINDING SALLY has most recently been screened at Festival Vues D'Afrique (Montreal) between April 13-14, in partnership with Cinéma Public.