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WATCH: ‘Difret’ Trailer

A fresh, compelling Ethiopian film is hitting theaters this fall, and the newly released trailer is a must-see.

Based on a true story, the film follows Hirut Assefa, a 14-year-old girl who was sentenced to death after killing the man that raped her.

Meaza Ashenafi, a female lawyer, picks up the case, where she challenges Ethiopian traditions and forces the countries’ officials to shine a light on women’s rights.

Produced by actress Angelina Jolie, the drama has already debuted at numerous festivals across the country, winning Sundance’s and World Cinema Amsterdam’s Audience Awards.

Watch Difret when it comes out Oct. 23, and take a look at the sneak peek below.