Conference Paper

Enset is a Good Thing: A documentary film about gender and enset in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia

Conference: International Conference on “Post Harvest Management and Technology for Food Security”


This film was inspired by Jimma University lecturer Sirawdink Fikreyesus. After completing Gender Training, as part of the Post Harvest Management to Improve Livelihoods (PHMIL) project, Sirawdink wanted to explore gender in enset production through documentary film. Collaborating with Jennifer Thompson and Katie MacEntee, PhD students from McGill University interning in Ethiopia with PHMIL in 2012 with expertise in visual methods and gender studies, the team’s intent was to produce a film for use as an educational tool to better incorporate gender into agricultural research and teaching. Kemeru Jihad, born and raised in JimmaZone and an M.Sc. student at JU, was then enlisted as an interviewer and translator. The film was supported byJimma University, the PHMIL project, and the Canadian International Development Agency.

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Available from: Sirawdink Fikreyesus Forsido

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