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Ethiopia is so diverse it cannot be easily described! The northern slice of this paradise embraces not only different cultures and traditions, like the Meskel religious celebration but also wonderful landscapes like the Blue Nile Falls, the Gheralta mountains, the Churches of Tigray and the Danakil Depression.

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'Green highlands, barren deserts, impassable lowlands, sparkling waterfalls, glistening lakes, bustling towns. We can’t describe Ethiopia with one word, unless we reach for ‘diversity’. ‘Ethiopia’ takes you on a (...)

‘Green highlands, barren deserts, impassable lowlands, sparkling waterfalls, glistening lakes, bustling towns. We can’t describe Ethiopia with one word, unless we reach for ‘diversity’.

‘Ethiopia’ takes you on a journey off the beaten track through Northern lands of the country. It offers you a glimpse into the life of Amharic people living in the highlands, a chance to take part in important religious celebrations of Meskel, and a visit through a myriad of majestic Ethiopian landscapes, varying from the hottest desolate reds of Danakil Depression, to tremendous Blue Nile Falls, to the colourful mixture of cultures that you can find in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa.

Although the film is our personal tribute to this unique and vast country, it was impossible to include all that Ethiopia comprises of. We have yet to visit the South, East and West of Ethiopia.

We are of course aware that Ethiopia consists of Muslim population, and other religions, but unfortunately we didn’t have enough time and funds to represent the whole cultural, religious and natural landscape of Ethiopia.

In our description and in our understanding the word ‘diverse’ applies mainly to Ethiopian geography (‘Green highlands, barren deserts, impassable lowlands, sparkling waterfalls, glistening lakes, bustling towns. We can’t describe Ethiopia with one word, unless we reach for ‘diversity’ ‘), and in our opinion Ethiopia is very diverse in that sense, especially in comparison to the countries we come from.’

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