Programs Film @ The Africa Center- Lamb


  • Date:
    Dec 14, 2023
  • End Date:
    Dec 14, 2023
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location:
In-Person Program

Thursday December 14th, 2023
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Doors open at 6:30PM; Film begins at 7:00PM

Runtime – 1 hour 34 minutes

Join us at The Africa Center on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00PM ET for Film at The Africa Center screening of Lamb.

Lamb tells the story of young Ephraim, a half-Jewish, Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that his beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, he will do anything to save the animal and return home. Join us after the film for a Q&A with the Director Yared Zeleke and filmmaker Jessica Beshir.

In partnership with the African Film Festival, Film at The Africa Center will host a series showcasing a selection of films by renowned and emerging African filmmakers. These films will reflect a range of genres, themes, and visual styles, allowing audiences to experience the vibrant tapestry of African cinema.

About the Director

Yared Zeleke was born in Ethiopia in 1978. He holds a bachelor degree in International Development from Clark University (United States) and studied cinema at New York University, majoring in writing and directing. He worked for a number of NGOs in the United States, Ethiopia, Namibia, and Norway, before embarking on a directing career. Yared has written, produced, directed and edited several short documentaries and fiction shorts. He has also worked with the director Joshua Atesh Litle on the documentary The Furious Force of Rhymes, which received a number of awards. In 2015, Yared completed his first feature-length movie, Lamb, filmed on the high plateaux of Northern Ethiopia.