Mulugeta Gebrekidan - The triumph of mind over matter (2011)
Sintayehu Teshale is a courageous carpenter, who is able to overcome his physical disability and found his calling in life. Sintayehu, 42, had begin to work as a carpenter 20 years ago after spending his early years as a beggar because his parents had convinced him that he could only do begging. But his passion to do something useful grew up and made him think differently. He trained his feet by himself to use them as hands and finally made a fine carpenter. Sintayehu continues inspiring people by performing his job in public around Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. He stands out in his community more for his talent than for his appearance. Sintayehu is married to Agazu, 38, and has five children.
Mulugeta Gebrekidan Mark Morgan Workneh Bezu Sintayehu Teshale
12 May 2011
Modern Art Museum /Gebre Kristos Desta Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Asni Art Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Goethe Institute Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
3rd prize on Short Films Competition organized by Embassy of Switzerland and the Goethe Institute Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2011
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