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Faya Dayi
Not Rated
120 minutes | 
Amharic
A hypnotic documentary Beshir, Ethiopia, its rural Oromo community of farmers, and the harvesting of the country’s most sought-after export, the euphoria-inducing khat plant. Faya Dayi is neither a straightforward work of nostalgia nor an issue-oriented doc about a particular drug culture. Rather, the filmmaker 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.
 

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