Semret | SproutsFF23

Semret | SproutsFF23

Semret by Caterina Mona

Dutch Premiere | 2022 | Switzerland | 85 minutes

debut competition


Eritrean asylum seekers are often being questioned about the sincerity of their refugee status. In a polarized political climate in which migration seems merely a plaything, the story of midwife Semret who tries to overcome trauma and formations of gender to assimilate in Swiss society, shows us to fight for a just system that helps all in need of protection.

The film is part of Sprouts Film Festival 2023, which will be held May 10-14. For more information about our festival and the SproutsFF23 films , click here. All selected feature films are competing for the Audience Award, so please do not forget to cast your vote when leaving the screening room. A three-headed jury consisting of industry professionals is in charge of selecting a winner from the films in the Debut Competition, while a three-headed jury of sustainability oriented students will do the same for the Eco Competition and the Eco Shorts Program.


All SproutsFF23 films are English subtitled, except for How to Blow Up a Pipeline and Vesper (which are English spoken and Dutch subtitled).

Regie: Caterina Mona

Cast: Lula Mebrahtu, Tedros Teclebrhan, Hermela Tekleab

Land: Switzerland

Speelduur: 85 min

Taal: German

Ondertiteling: English

Jaar: 2022


Still Semret | SproutsFF23
Still Semret | SproutsFF23