The Medallion (2024) (trailer)

Written and Directed by
Ruth Hunduma
Produced by
Tolu Stedford and Lily Usher for Story Compound
Executive Producers
Tolu Stedford and Charlotte Knowles / BFI and The Doc Society
The New Yorker

Awards + Nominations
Winner: Golden Gate Award for Best Documentary, San Francisco Film Festival
Winner: International Student Prize, Clermont-Ferrand 2024
Nominated: Grand Prix, Clermont-Ferrand, 2024
Nominated: One World Media Award for Best Documentary

Selected Screenings
Festival de Cannes, short film corner 2024
London Short Film Festival, 2024
Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, 2024
True/False Documentary Festival, 2024
Doc NYC, 2023

Ruth was barely a teenager when her mother passed down a Medallion, etched with the golden portrait of Nefertiti. Together, they go back to Ethiopia and explore her mother’s story as a survivor of the Red Terror genocide. Amidst a new civil war, the two revisit a country bursting with history and culture.  The Medallion is a story of hope, strength, and resistance.