In the House of Death… I found love.
Hairat tells the story of Yussuf Mume Saleh’s nightly ritual of bonding with hyenas in the outskirts of the Ethiopian walled city of Harar. Shot in gorgeous black and white and scored by the poetry of Elias Shagiz Adonay Tesfaye, this short film juxtaposes danger with tenderness as Yussuf interacts with his nocturnal friends. Through images, music and poetry, Hairat‘s director, Jessica Beshir who was born in Mexico City but who grew up in Harar, hypnotically evokes a mystical connection between a man and the animals he loves.
Running time: 6:38
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