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‘Sweetness In The Belly’: First Clip Of Dakota Fanning As A White Ethiopian Muslim In Refugee Drama



Fanning stars as Lilly Abdal, a white Ethiopian Muslim.
Abdal was orphaned in Africa as a child and escaped to England as a refugee, fleeing civil war.
In London, she embraces the immigrant community, attempting to reunite people with their scattered families.
Her mission isn’t purely selfless: a passionate lost love affair is revealed between her and an idealistic doctor.

Zee Mehari’s feature is also starring Yahya Abdul Mateen – II, Kunal Nayyar and Peter Bankole,
It is based on the fiction novel by Camilla Gibb.
Director Mehari is Ethiopian and the actors speak a combination of English, Amharic and Arabic in the film.

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