Sweetness in the Belly (2019)

  |  Drama

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Based on the novel by Camilla Gibb, Lilly is an English child abandoned in Africa, forced to flee Ethiopia for England amid civil war. There she befriends Amina, an Ethiopian refugee, and they begin a mission to reunite scattered families.


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6 November 2020 | jrneptune
Raises serious questions
First DO read the review from Hawwiko. The review is enlightening.

I would love to know if there have been any Caucasian person that was orphaned in the Arabic world that grew up as a Muslim. I could not find any record of it but the question itself and the movie offers a great question about that.

I too loved Dakota Fanning's performance and I thought more importantly that even though she played it as a Muslim who grew up in the Muslim world and as a Caucasian she still enjoyed special privileges' not offered to others of color. It showed the inherent racism in the world.

Having it happen in Ethiopia also showed the class struggle that is taking place as the rich look to prosper off the backs of others.

Why the doctor was attracted to her in the first place I question but I will leave it at that. See the movie if you get the chance.

So far every movie project she has been on is worth seeing.

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Release Date:

8 May 2020


English, Amharic, Arabic

Country of Origin

Ireland, UK, Canada

Filming Locations

Dublin, Ireland

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