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Birhanu is a physically disabled kid in which two of his legs can’t work; he has been living with his mother and his younger sister. He has been facing discrimination and stigma form the society and even from his own mother, in which it is seen as a curse. The government doesn’t give any attention to disabilities which is obvious because it also don’t guarantee human and democratic rights for fellow human beings.

The film strengthens the above idea, Birhanu is a courageous kid, all these challenge doesn’t make him to give up in life, but instead it makes him strong. The film shows how Birhanu use uncomfortable toilet and how much scarification he will make to learn in class room which is in 3rd floor. Even his own teacher who should be helping him , but hurt his deep feelings, they don’t see him like other healthy students, finally Birhanu shows challenges don’t make him weak, but instead makes him even strong and successful.

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  • Elias Hailmariam
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    8 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    16,800 USD
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  • One Planet Film Production Plc
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography

Girum Ermiyas is the most decorated Ethiopian Film Actor, He was born in 1978 In Addis Ababa, He has an amazing acting talent, in order to take his potential to the highest level he has studied Theatrical Art in Advance. He has been crowned as Best Ethiopian male Actor on the Ethiopian Film festival three years in a row and has won seven different awards. He is the first Ethiopian male Actress to be crowned in such many occasions
Girum Ermiyas is married and father of two children.
This is his first film to Write and directed it.

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Director Statement

Dear Judges, Fans, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The shoe maker Pages is my first film as a writer and Director, and it won't be my last, it's just a beginning which many films will follow, but The Shoe maker pages will be an inspiration to those who have dedicated themselves for the good of their families, friends, loved once and country even..

A man who mended a torn out shoes for the last forty seven years in a row, Imagine the number.. We are living in a hectic life. A life we seek changes every day... New things, But look at Gulillat(The main character).. it will define patience and love.. Hope and hopeless... Selfishness and caring for others... Please sit tight and enjoy...

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