Asnaketch Worku lived her life on the edge of her artistry, over the edge of her passions. But to separate Asnaketch from the social and political climes of conservative Ethiopia, particularly in 50's and 60's was impossible. Artists in that time were called derogatorily, "Azmari", which the church deemed as, "…those not going to heaven". So this doc is as much about my country, my music, my culture as it is about this original being, Asnaketch, who is a substantive part of the fabric of Ethiopia, past and present.
A film by Rachel Samuel
Ethiopia, 2014, Documentary, 80 mins, Amharic, VOSF