Komecha is a documentary about women in rural Ethiopia who are overcoming obstacles and promoting themselves and their country. Zebiba Girma plays the primary role. Dawit Alemayehu, a vocalist, contributed to the film’s soundtrack music. ‘The unbeatable victorious woman,’ says Komecha in Agew.
A remarkable shift that has garnered less media attention among the many stories about Ethiopia’s long, diverse past and politically turbulent present is the huge leap forward in its film industry. Prior to 2004, Ethiopia only produced a few films on a sporadic basis. However, by 2015, Addis Ababa’s capital city, Addis Ababa, was seeing around 100 domestically made new films each year. Local television has also expanded and become more diverse.
Ethiopia may set itself apart from most other countries due to the substantial presence of women in the sector. Men have dominated the film and television industries all across the world, from Hollywood to Bollywood. Only 12% of directors, 20% of writers, and 26% of producers are women in the United States, according to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University and the website Women and Hollywood, despite the fact that women account for 51% of audiences.