Faya Dayi

UK 12A Certificate
In cinemas
June 24, 2022
Buy it from
August 10, 2022
2 Hours
drug references

FAYA DAYI is a lyrical spiritual journey into the rituals and trade practices of Khat, a stimulant green leaf that - according to Ethiopian legend - was founded by Sufi Imams in search of eternity. A hypnotic blend of documentary and drama, this immersive experience weaves a tapestry of intimate stories of people for whom chewing the lucrative crop has become both a radical escape and a space of socialization and revolt against oppressive forces. For the unemployed, oppressed youth and elders alike, the high achieved from Khat (the state of Merkhana) is the only place where their hopes, dreams and aspirations can live.

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June 20, 2022

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