ANGELINA Jolie's award-winning drama, Fifret, is the last film in the current season from Cinema Obscura in Wiveliscombe.

The story, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country’s advancement of equal rights.

When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village’s tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband.

Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but Meaza, a tough and passionate lawyer from a women’s legal aide practice, steps in to fight for her.

With both Hirut’s life and the future of the practice at stake the two women must make their case for self-defense against one of Ethiopia’s oldest and most deeply-rooted traditions.

Difret paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it.

Sunday, April 17, Wiveliscombe Primary School, North Road. Doors open 7pm film starts 7.40pm (after a short AGM) Guest Membership £5. English subtitles.

Come early and enjoy a hot drink and cake and meet your friends before the film commences.