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  • Directed by: Jessica Beshir
  • Year: 2021
  • Duration: 120min
  • Certificate: 12A
  • Type: Film

Ethiopian legend has it that khat, a stimulant leaf, was found by Sufi Imams in search of eternity. Inspired by this myth, Faya Dayi is a spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf that Sufi Muslims chewed for religious meditations – and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop today. Through the prism of the khat trade, Faya Dayi weaves a tapestry of intimate stories of people caught between violent government repression, khat-induced fantasies and treacherous journeys beyond their borders and offers a window into the dreams of the youth who long for a better life.

“A nonfiction work of sensory immersion that’s part anthropology, part poetry” 


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