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Zewdu the street child SYNOPSIS:
Zewdu is a street child that sells chewing gums and sleeps under a car in the city of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. One day a foreign tourist gives him by mistake a larger amount of money then the one he was asking for, he decides to spend that money to go back to the village where his father lives, but a different destiny is abut to unveil.
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This short hybrid movie was written and shot after I've worked with an NGO that helped orphans getting a better education. All actors are "Non-actors" me and my small crew found on the street.
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Some facts:
Ethiopia counts one of the largest populations of orphans in the world: 13 per cent of children throughout the country are missing one or both parents. This represents an estimated 4.6 million children – 800,000 of whom were orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

The country has seen a steady increase in the number of children becoming orphaned because of AIDS. In the past, famine, conflict and other diseases were the main factors that claimed the lives of parents

Many street children don’t have access to basic rights such as proper care, education, psychological support and supervision. Often, orphans and other vulnerable children are forced to work to earn an income. They are exposed to various forms of exploitation, including sexual exploitation.
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CREW and CAST

In order of appearance: Zewdu Fersah, Mituab, Mirtie, Marta Getachaw, Zelelem Nisgennw, Dawit Brahanu.

Written shot and edited by Enrico Parenti

Music composed and performed by: Stefano Piro

On site producers: Golden Tekeba, Thomas Lemma

Translator and adviser: Sintayehu Eshetu

Additional editing: Marco di Campli San Vito

Special Thanks to: Davis moon project, Jonathan Green, Vast Ethiopia Tours, Habtu Tekeba
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