Director: Yonas Berhane Mewa
Producer: Mekdes tsegaye
Lead Cast: Fekadu Teklemariam, Girum Ermias, Mekdes Tsegaye
Release Date: March 12, 2010
Melat covers Ethiopia’s major historical places such as Axum, Gondar, Harar, Bahr Dar and other similar sites in her journey and shows us the intangible realities these concrete monuments have harbored in them for ages in the form of unity, vigor, love and desire.
These depictions are brought to us through the protagonist’s resolute struggle in a great deal of adventure and amidst challenges filled with frustration and hopelessness. Love, family issues and other excruciating challenges conspire against Melat in her defiant feat towards the realization of her dreams. Finally, the film takes us from Addis Ababa to various cities in Ethiopia to let us share the experience of Melat and her aspiration, the hardships involved and their possible resolutions.
Alongside the major theme of the film, the audience experiences romantic scenes coupled with episodes of warm and inspiring friendship interactions, all of which add humor and sweet flavor to the train of the story. Anti-protagonists also take spectacular roles by inducing intrigue and mystery. How will she deal with her own human nature and unravel the intricacies? With amazingly smart dialog, monitored and coached strong onscreen relationships to ensure the best in performances, and an expert production team; “Tisisir” will become the nation’ story of redemption in cinematic form.