Adera (2009)

Refugee / 1h47m / Feature / Fiction


The heart wrenching story of Marlam, an Ethiopan refugee struggling to survive in Johannesburg to provide for her two children back home. She quickly discovers that Johannesburg is not the promised city of gold - life in South Africa is dangerous and earning money is difficult. Through a series of twisted circumstances she ends up as a surrogate mother for a wealthy Ethiopian couple, Tiru and Fre. Their fate is tied to that of BiruĂ­s, the shady middle man who is only interested in the money. As this unique African story unfolds, the true cost of dreams is revealed and each life is changed forever. Adera is a story of, love, hope, deception and the human will to survive.

Directed by Nega Tariku


Amharic, English, Zulu
English Subtitles
South Africa
South Africa
Southern Africa