Institute History

  • 2020 Sundance Documentary Film Grant


Feyatey is the hymnal sung by Oromo farmers during the harvest of Khat, a mild narcotic leaf chewed for centuries by Sufi Muslims for religious meditations, and today’s most lucrative cash crop in Ethiopia. Feyatey is a spiritual journey through the rituals of the khat world and weaves a tapestry of intimate stories to provide a window into the hopes and aspirations of the youth living under a repressive regime.

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