Mesi’s mom just died. Her grandma blames it on the little girl who shouldn’t have performed a ritual reserved to men. Mesi decides to reinterpret a tale to prove her grandmother that whoever considers her guilty for trying her best is a fool – God included.
Hiwot Admasu Getaneh
Born in Addis Ababa in 1988, Hiwot Admasu Getaneh studied electrical and computer engineering before joining the Blue Nile Film Academy. Her first short film, NEW EYES (2015) was selected in Venice Orizzonti and Toronto IFF. She then directed a short documentary, LETTERS FROM ETHIOPIA (2016), commissioned by Rotterdam IFF. A FOOL GOD is her second fiction short film.