YE WONZ MAIBEL (DELUGE) is a personal visual meditation on history, conflict and the road to reconciliation. It tells the story of the Ethiopian students and our struggle to bring about profound change in the Ethiopian political and social landscape during the 1970's. My brother Selomon and my friend Negist who became active in the student movement, serve as metaphor for the dogmatic extravagance which reigned during this period. Through their stories, I examine the role of Ethiopian students and intellectuals in elevating simple disagreements into deadly communal conflicts. I use their letters and photographs, interviews with family members, archival footage of the period, paintings and a selection of music from Ethiopia - to bring their characters to life and to guide me with narrating this complex period of our history.