Film by Moges Tafesse

Enchained ቁራኛዬ

habeshaview presents enchained ቁራኛዬ US debut

Watch the trailer

Washington DC

Thursday DEC 12, 2019 @6:30pm

Q & A with Director Moges Tafesse

555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004. Tel. (202)783 9494
(Parking: check E STREET website for more info.)
Buy Tickets @
Adults $20.00. Children $12.75 (+booking fee).

New York

Wednesday DEC 11, 2019 @6pm

Sunday DEC 15, 2019 @4pm

Q & A with Director Moges Tafesse


Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027
Buy Tickets @
(Book online –  Promo code habesha view 15 % OFF)

  • Winner of Leza's Best Film, Best Actor & Best Actress Award 2019

Director: Moges Tafess

Enchained ቁራኛዬ

Ethiopia 2019 | 90 min | Amharic with English subtitles | 12+ 

In Ethiopia, “kolo temari” (wandering student) Gobeze is caught red-handed and in bed with Aleme, the wife of the temperamental landlord Gonite. 

Neighbours halt the ensuing fight and an elder binds together the two men’s clothes, symbolically chaining them together in the traditional judicial process of “Atse Sirat”, and tells them to stand trial in the queen’s court. Meanwhile, with the sudden death of the Emperor Minilik, Queen of Kings, Zewditu Minilik, is crowned queen.

“Enchained” during their long journey, the two men traverse a number of challenges including keeping each other safe so that the experienced litigator Gonite and the inexperienced student Gobeze can stand trial before the new ruler, Queen Zewditu, and be vindicated.

Scroll to Top