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Faya Dayi

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland OH

Sep 24 - 25 2021
Faya Dayi

Khat, Ethiopia’s biggest cash crop and a plant Sufi Muslims chew to aid meditation, is the subject of a new documentary. Shot in sumptuous b&w with emphasis on light, textures, and sounds, it replicates the drug’s mellow, woozy euphoria.

Ethiopia/USA/Qatar | 2021 | Jessica Beshir

Khat is Ethiopia’s biggest cash crop and a plant that Sufi Muslims chew to aid meditation and transcendence. It is also the subject of this mesmerizing new nonfiction film. Shot in sumptuous b&w with emphasis on light, textures, and sounds, this languid movie tries to replicate the mellow, woozy euphoria induced by the drug. “[Constructs] a loose intergenerational narrative around the elder harvesters for whom khat is both their daily bread and

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Capacity limited; advance tickets advised.

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