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HEART OF FIRE aka FEUERHERZ
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Letekidan Micael, Solomie Micael, Seble Tilahun, Daniel Seyoum, Mekdes Wegene, Samuel Semere
Director: Luigi Falorni
Countries: Germany / Austria
Language: Tigrigna (English subtitles)
UK: 97 mins
UK Release Date: 25 September 2009 (Limited Release - London, ICA)
A drama about Eritrean child soldiers from the director of THE STROY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL, inspired by the controversial memoir by Senait G Mehari.
The father of 10 year-old Awet (beautifully played by Letekidan Micael) hands her over to the Eritrean Liberation Front (known as the Jebha), where she falls under the influence of a charismatic leader, although her size prevents her from being a fully fledged part of the rebel militia
A powerful film that, by focusing on one story, attempts to represent the experiences of child soldiers everywhere.