Marlam struggles to provide for her two children back home and through a series of twisted circumstances ends up as a surrogate mother for a wealthy Ethiopian couple, Tiru and Fre. Their fate is tied to that of Biru's, the shady middle man who is only interested in money.As this unique African story unfolds, the true cost of dreams is revealed and each life is changed forever. Adera is a story of love, hope, deception and the human will to survive.
Adera raises questions about old traditions and how they affect the lives of modern Ethiopians. One of the critical issues Adera confronts is adoption in Ethiopia. The culture in Ethiopia, as in most of Africa, is not to adopt children. With so many orphans left behind and the numbers always growing, it is high time to take fresh look at these conventions.
A great succes on its theatrical release in Ethiopia, Adera was selected to a dozen festivals and the trailer was watched over 250.000 times on Youtube.
Starting on Mauritius Day, March 12, 2013, AfricaFilms.tv showcases the best emerging film talents of the most surprising island in Africa. 19 shots, 2 animation films and one documentary... In cooperation with Porteurs d'Images, association for the promotion of Mauritian culture.
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