The Other Side

The Other Side

17 minutes

Digital, Coming of Age, Drama, Family

English, Amharic

Ethiopia, United States


Content Warning: Miscarriage

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Days before his 18th birthday, Abel finds himself about to graduate from his orphanage and leave his younger brother, Kiya, behind. But when a prospective adopting couple threatens to break their relationship apart, the brothers wrestle with waiting for a dream that may never be fulfilled.

Bonus Content


  • Josh Leong
  • Awarded by President Obama for his United Nations film on human rights, Josh Leong is an Asian American writer/director from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His films have screened at Academy Award-qualifying festivals and in 11 countries. He has since developed commercials for Google, Facebook, and Uber under 1st Ave Machine. Josh currently interns with Circle of Confusion (BLACK PANTHER, THE FLORIDA PROJECT) and De Line Pictures under producer Donald De Line(READY PLAYER ONE).
  • Producer

    • Sofia Bara
    • Bemnet Yemesgen
  • Writer

    • Josh Leong
  • Cast

    • Ethan Herisse
    • Wayna
    • Adonai Kelelom

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