Zemene

  • Emily Clark Sep 5, 2015

    The viewer is struck by the power of Hodes’ kindness and the spiritual light of Zemene, whose angelic presence lights up the film.
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  • Laura Blum May 18, 2015

    Filmmaker Melissa Donovan Finds Hope in Ethiopia and "Zemene"
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  • Gerri Miller Apr 30, 2015

    Filmmaker Documents a Chance Encounter That Changed Lives
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  • Susannah Greenwood Mar 9, 2015

    This is a film to help heal in every sense of the word, contagiously courageous and positive.
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  • Daniel Getahun Apr 12, 2015

    A touching tribute to a young Ethiopian girl and the selfless doctors who save her life, Zemene is a refreshing picker-upper.

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  • Cynthia Corral Feb 27, 2015

    Melissa Donovan brings important documentary to Cinequest
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  • Sheila Culbert Apr 16, 2015

    Zemene is a heartwarming story of how extraordinarily people all over the world selflessly transform the lives of others, which, of course, is why we wanted our students to see it. Despite the seriousness of the medical issues the children face and the poverty from which most of them come, the film is a joyous celebration of life and the importance of giving back.
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  • LC Campus News Apr 16, 2015

    You just showed us a love story, Al Freihofer ’69, director of the Norton Family Center for the Common Good, said to Melissa after the applause subsided.
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  • Sarasota Film Festival Apr 12, 2015

    Zemene at SFF 2015, Filmmaker Melissa Donovan Interview
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  • WUSA Ch 9 News Washington DC Feb 26, 2015

    A new award-winning documentary tells the story of a 10-year-old Ethiopian girl living in a remote village with a curvature of the spine so severe that it is life threatening, but an American spine specialist happens to notice her as she walked by a coffee shop.
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  • VOA Amharic Mar 26, 2015

    An interview about ZEMENE with Melissa Donovan and translator, Aida Melesse, in Amharic
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