Writers/directors DAVID CHIERCHINI, DAVIDE MORANDINI
Director MATTEO KEFFER, DAVIDE MORANDINI
Producers MATTEO KEFFER, DAVID CHIERCHINI, DAVIDE MORANDINI
Fotography MATTEO KEFFER
Editing SERGIO LOLINI
Sound GIANMARCO DE CANDIA
a 101 Production in collaboration with Foutsync - Zerosix | Format HD | Language Amharic | Duration 48 mins | HD COLOR 16:9 | Stereo
"Merqana" explores the social universe of qat, cutting through an only apparently ordinary day in the plant's commodity chain. It follows the fascinating work of Ramadan, a young farmer;Jarso, a successful merchant; and Amir, a young religious leader with a passion for long chewing sessions and traditional Sufi chants. The film unfolds the ways this little-known plant has become extremely popular among the people of Harar, becoming the main source of income for poor farmers and wealthy businessmen.