Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian

Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian, commonly credited as Alamork Davidian, is an Ethiopian-Israeli film director. At the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, she won the Eurimages Audentia Award for Best Female Director for FIG TREE.

Fig Tree

A film by Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian

2018 - France/Ethiopia/Germany/Israel - Drama

The sixteen years old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she discovers that her family is planning to immigrate to Israel and escape the war, she weaves an alternate plan in order to save Eli. But in times of war, plans tend to go wrong. Davidian’s coming of age film debut film is based on her childhood memories of a civil-war-torn Ethiopia.