The marriages of two Hamar girls of Ethiopia are the subject of Ned Johnston’s film “Two Girls Go Hunting.” PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

Jesup to show Ned Johnston film

BAR HARBOR — Filmmaker Ned Johnston will show his film “Two Girls Go Hunting,” part of the BBC series “Under the Sun,” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.

“Two Girls Go Hunting” tells the story of Duka and her young friend Gardi as they prepare to marry men they have never met. For the Hamar girls of Ethiopia, marriage means huge sacrifices and is full of excitement, longing and sadness. The film follows the build-up to the marriages, from the all-night vigil with their girlfriends to Duka’s farewells when she is taken away at dawn to the village of her husband’s family. There, her new mother-in-law shaves the bride’s hair, butters her body and prepares her for the first traumatic weeks in a new home.

This film is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].


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