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Faya Dayi

Summary Ethiopian legend has it that khat, a stimulant leaf, was found by Sufi Imams in search of eternity. Inspired by this myth, 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. Through the pri...

Directed By: Jessica Beshir

Written By: Jessica Beshir

Faya Dayi
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 13 Critic Reviews
81
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 5 User Ratings
7.6
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Summary Ethiopian legend has it that khat, a stimulant leaf, was found by Sufi Imams in search of eternity. Inspired by this myth, 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. Through the pri...

Directed By: Jessica Beshir

Written By: Jessica Beshir

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 13 Critic Reviews
81
92% Positive
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8% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 13 Critic Reviews
81
92% Positive
12 Reviews
8% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 5 User Ratings
7.6
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20% Mixed
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 5 User Ratings
7.6
80% Positive
4 Ratings
20% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Production Company Doha Film Institute, Flies Collective, Ford Foundation - Just Films, Merkhana Films, Neon Heart Productions, The Jerome Foundation, The Open Society Foundation, XTR
Release Date Sep 3, 2021
Duration 2 h
Rating Not Rated
Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US
5 Nominations
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
• 3 Wins & 3 Nominations
International Documentary Association
• 1 Win & 3 Nominations