Things “Habesha Girls” Say and Do

Tadias Magazine
New Media | Art Talk

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New York (TADIAS) – A recent video created by Beshou Gedamu offers a comedic perspective on everyday conversation and activities among Ethiopian and Eritrean youth in the Diaspora. “Shit Habesha Girls Say is inspired by the Shit Girls Say video,” Beshou said in a brief interview. “I caught on pretty late and decided to take upon myself to do one about Habesha girls.”

“I wanted to do it from a different angle and actually cast women who would play those parts,” Beshou said regarding her production. “I have no experience in film-making so I had to get help and content.” She added: “I decided to use crowdsourcing to gather content and the help I needed. I owe it all to social media like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and my network. The hardest part was actually coordinating and finding time to accommodate everyone’s schedule.”

A video released earlier than Beshou’s, featuring an all male cast with the same title, also portrayed “habesha girls.” That video was directed by Aynalem Geremew.

Here are both videos:

Video by Beshou Gedamu

Video created and directed by Aynalem Geremew featuring actor Yonathan Elias

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