Lamb full movie review - His family sees a lamb meal - Ephraïm sees his pet
At the start of the story Ephraïm has lost his mother due to famine and his father drops him with his relatives in another part of rural Ethiopia. Seeing huge hills, mountains and green landscapes at first the story seems pastoral but Ephraïms adoptive family are also hungry and living in poverty.
Ephraïm loves his pet lamb but his Uncle sees the lamb as food for an upcoming feast. The story is slight but it offers us an almost documentary style look at life in Ethiopia. A little girl is sick and slowly it dawns on us - the audience that the mostly likely cause is malnutrition. The mother in the story takes her daughter (Ephraïms cousin) to a doctor who says she needs food to get well.
Against all of this backdrop Ephraïm misses his Dad and is anxious to protect his pet sheep and has several adventures. Watch this film for a glimpse of life in Ethiopia. There is a side plot with one of Ephraïm's cousins who is trying to study and make her way in an Ethiopia that isn't based on doing same old things with predictable tensions and uncertain outcomes.