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Why Ethiopian director Yared Zeleke is generating buzz with 'Lamb,' his first film

Why Ethiopian director Yared Zeleke is generating buzz with 'Lamb,' his first film

It is a vision of Ethiopia that the average American might not expect: craggy emerald peaks, picturesque villages, a priest blessing a family for a festive religious celebration. "Lamb," director Yared Zeleke's debut feature film about a young boy named Ephraïm, who must live with faraway family members after the death of his mother, paints a nuanced portrait of a place that Western media often reduce to headlines about famine and conflict.

"Lamb," which was chosen as Ethiopia's Academy Awards submission for best foreign language...

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