Enkopa

 

Enkopa depicts the struggles of an Ethiopian young woman, Enkopa, who wants to travel to Canada through neighboring country Sudan in search of a better life. Enkopa portrays her efforts for survival against the brutality and inhuman treatment by the human traffickers. She faces sexual abuse, the constant demand for more cash from her traffickers.  Back at home, there are  huge expectation from her family.  She starts working in Sudan making friends along the way.   She daily has to fight the stereotype by the  police who think that  “all Ethiopian women are whores”. Her hope to land in Canada is shattered and she faces hardship in Sudan, and she is under pressure because her family back at home want her to succeed like their neighbor’s daughters.  In every hardship one might find love but it might come with baggage.  Her choice is to remain illegal or regain her identity and dignity?

Director Biography

Abraham Demissie (born 27-May-1987 ), is an Ethiopian film director and director of photography who is predominantly recognized for shooting many Ethiopian cinema movies. He is also known for shooting many TV shows and advertisement on Ethiopian major TV stations. He was nominated for best cinematographer at the Ethiopian international film festival.