Jessica Beshir

JESSICA BESHIR (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CINEMATOGRAPHER) Mexican-Ethiopian filmmaker, Jessica Beshir received her B.A in film studies and literature at UCLA. She recently directed the short He Who Dances on Wood and is currently producing her first feature film set in Harar. Jessica is based in Brooklyn, NY.

Works showcased at MENA:

Faya Dayi
Faya Dayi is a spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf that Sufi Muslims chewed for religious meditations – and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop today.