Ethiopia, Germany 2021 – Director: Sarah Noa Bozenhardt, Daniel Abate Tilahun – Original language: Amharic – Subtitles: English, German

A portrait of Ethiopian obstetrics in transition. Despite the possibility of giving birth in a hospital, Hulu opts for a home birth for her fourth child. This is a brave step since patriarchal structures still hold power. Intimately and with great empathy, the film depicts the significance of female community. Andrea Erja


English/Original Title: በኛ በሴቶች መካከል. Writer: Sarah Noa Bozenhardt. Camera: Bernarda Cornejo. Sound: Alexandra Praet. Editing: Andrea Muñoz. Music: Anna-Marlene Bicking. Production: Evolution Film. Producer: Sonja Kilbertus. Length: 93 min.

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Sarah Noa Bozenhardt

The filmmaker was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, and moved with her family to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the age of twelve. She completed her BA in Film, Video as well as Integrated Media in Canada and has been studying Documentary Film Directing at the Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg since 2016.


AMONG US WOMEN, DE/ET 2021, 93 min.


Daniel Abate Tilahun

Born in the village of Megendi, Daniel Abate Tilahun was sent to live and work in Addis Ababa as a boy, where he met Sarah Noa’s family. After working on the film MEDANIT with Sarah Noa, he began to study directing at the Blue Nile Film Academy in Addis Ababa. AMONG US WOMEN is his debut as co-director.


AMONG US WOMEN, DE/ET 2021, 93 min.
MEDANIT, DE 2015, 20 min. (cooperation)




Student Award

The Student Award of DOK.fest München presents outstanding documentary films by students of German-speaking film schools. The films are nominated for the Megaherz Student Award, worth 3,000 Euros.


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Student Award 2022
  • Friday
    HFF - Kino 2
    Studio Talk, Original with English subtitles
  • Thursday
    Rio 2
    Original with English subtitles