Cheree Franco will graduate from Columbia University in May, with an M.A. in Arts & Culture Journalism.
The trailer for Lisa Russells newest film opens with Ethiopian b-roll layered against ethereal chanting and birdsonga boy drives a donkey cart, pelicans lounge in a scruffy lagoon. The camera pans from a pair of green flip-flops up a long orange skirt, to a teenage girls pink-and-white jacket. She strolls away, towards a thatch-fenced village. My name is Tigist, she tells us in Amharic.