Join us in giving Life Is Fare a proper homecoming! Director Sephora Woldu will host a screening of her locally produced feature film as part of "The Shoots" making-of exhibit on view in the Tenderloin Museum gallery.
Shot in the Tenderloin, Life is Fare is a Tigrinya and English language film that explores three wildly different perspectives on the East African nation of Eritrea. Inspired by current Eritrean and Ethiopian migration journeys, the film portrays global conversations about identity with a keen, intimate sense of place. The Tenderloin is recognizable in most of the shots, but the TL is much more than a setting--it is a complex character that experiences change and growth alongside the film’s protagonists. Woldu is an ambitious young filmmaker whose persistent DIY spirit is emblematic of the neighborhood she so passionately portrays in her feature.
The film premiered at the 2018 Brooklyn Film Festival and garnered awards at the Marfa Film Festival, African Diaspora International Film Festival, and Silicon Valley African Film Festival, as well as a Best Feature nomination at the Blackstar International Film Festival in Accra, Ghana.