Dawit Shimelis Kebede

Date of Birth: 1983


"Emra & Dabo started a little over four years ago when I met Jan and Matti in Addis Ababa. Needless to say, we became friends immediately. This script was developed with the belief that something this personal (friendship) can become universal. The young actors’ background, life, struggles, and all the real landscape gave the film an authenticity that I hope will make it more powerful and more emotional for all kinds of people. It has been an adventure for the cast and crew and we are all looking forward to what viewers will think."