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GELILA BEKELE is a model, and a documentary filmmaker. Her modeling career began  in 2006, appearing in leading magazines, beauty campaigns and numerous  publications. Gelila is a devoted advocate for young girls' right to equal opportunities  in her homeland of Ethiopia, as well as globally. Gelila began her narrative and documentary film career in 2013. Her most recent releases at the 2019 Cannes film festival and Berlinale: Mai: Life is not Honey (Director), Anbessa (Executive Producer) and The Model Activists 2017 (Director). Gelila is the author of the book Guzo! (2018) which documents the daily lives of native  Ethiopians.



GELILA BEKELE is a model, and a documentary filmmaker. Her modeling career began in 2006, appearing in leading magazines, beauty campaigns and numerous  publications. Gelila is a devoted advocate for young girls' right to equal opportunities in her homeland of Ethiopia, as well as globally. Gelila began her narrative and documentary film career in 2013. Her most recent releases at the 2019 Cannes film festival and Berlinale: Mai: Life is not Honey (Director), Anbessa (Executive Producer) and The Model Activists 2017 (Director). Gelila is the author of the book Guzo! (2018) which documents the daily lives of native  Ethiopians.