Made in Ethiopia
World Premiere

Made in Ethiopia

Documentary Competition
Feature | United States, Ethiopia, Denmark, UK, Canada, Korea, Republic of | 91 MINUTES | Amharic, English, Mandarin, Oromo | English subtitles
Documentary, Black & African American Diaspora Stories

Made in Ethiopia examines the growing industrialization taking place in present-day Ethiopia and China’s often misunderstood, growing impact in Africa. Filmed over four years with unprecedented access, the story takes viewers to a dusty farming town in Ethiopia as a Chinese industrial park begins to take shape. The film follows three women, perhaps most affected: the Chinese factory director who must muster up strength to fulfill the promise of expansion and 30,000 jobs, a factory worker, and a local farmer, all who look to the success of the development for their future prosperity.

This is a nuanced tale, exploring the lives built on a vanishing countryside and the contrasting industrial megaplex that represents progress and profit. It’s an examination of the relationship between tradition and modernity, what progress means for the well-being of a country and its people, and an intimate look at its effect on individual lives.––Deborah Rudolph


Cast & Credits
Directed by
Max Duncan and Xinyan Yu
Director
Xinyan Yu, Max Duncan
Producer
Tamara Dawit, Xinyan Yu, Max Duncan
Screenwriter
Max Duncan, Xinyan Yu
Cinematographer
Max Duncan
Editor
Biel Andrés, Jeppe Bødskov, Siyi Chen
Composer
Ali Helnwein
Executive Producer
Anna Godas, Oli Harbottle, Susan Jakes, Mehret Mandefro, Roger Graef
Co-Producer
TDog (Dogwoof), Gobez Media
Field Producers:
Sura Abera Amayu, Goush Girmay Fissehatsion

Contacts
Press Contact
Susan Norget
Susan Norget Film Promotion
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 917 833 3056
susan@norget.com
International Sales Contact
Ana Vicente
Dogwoof
London, EC1V 3QN
Phone: 207 253 6244
ana@dogwoof.com
US Sales Contact
Ana Vicente
Dogwoof
London, EC1V 3QN
Phone: 207 253 6244
ana@dogwoof.com
Print Source
Tom Howson
Dogwoof
London, EC1V 3QN
Phone: +44 207 7253 6244
tom@dogwoof.com
International Sales Contact
Cleo Veger
Dogwoof
cleo@dogwoof.com
US Sales Contact
Cleo Veger
Dogwoof
cleo@dogwoof.com
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