Author : Abdullahi Sherif
I had the opportunity to watch the film, Faya Dayi, with my mother. It’s a movie situated in Harar,
Ethiopia, attempting to present a unique glimpse into the life of a denizen of the Harari region. It’s a
movie with subtitles……….
While most of the reviews for this film, that I’ve seen, have been positive, they’ve also all been written
by non-Hararis. As the filmmaker, Jessica Beshir, sets out to tell a specific story, I, with all the hubris I
can muster, hope to offer the rare Harari perspective