Janus Films and the Museum of Tolerance invite you to a very special screening of

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET


Oscar® Shortlist for Best Documentary Feature Academy Award

Three International Documentary Association Nominations Including Best Documentary Feature 

Two Critics Choice Documentary Award Nominations Including Best First Feature

Five Cinema Eye Honors Nominations Including Outstanding Feature Film

Nominee - Film Independent Spirit Awards - Truer Than Fiction Award

"A  gorgeous dream to slip into." - THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Bestir in her debut film, with immersive and stunning visuals, achieves something extraordinary here." - SCREEN ANARCHY

"Each image is more beautiful than the last. FAYA DAYI is not your typical documentary" - ROGEREBERT.COM

In her hypnotic documentary feature, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents. Though a deeply personal project-Beshir was forced to leave her hometown of Harar with her family as a teenager due to growing political strife- FAYA DAYI, the film she returned to make about the city, its rural Oromo community of farmers, and the harvesting of the country's most sought-after export (the euphoria-inducing khat plant) is neither a straightforward work of nostalgia nor an issue-oriented doc about a particular drug culture. Rather, she has constructed something dreamlike: a film that uses light, texture, and sound to illuminate the spiritual lives of people whose experiences often become fodder for ripped-from-the-headlines tales of migration. 

Q & A with Director, Producer, Cinematographer Jessica Beshir and Editors Dustin Waldman and Jeanne Applegate, moderated by Director of the Museum of Tolerance, Liebe Geft.

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