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. 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.
The woman took a small knife out of her apron pocket and held the blade to the goat’s throat. Do you want to be responsible? What’s twenty pulas to you? You are a rich American and this is just a poor Botswana goat. Have you no heart?