Adanech Admassu: From vendor to film prize winner9 May 2012 Last updated at 19:29 GMT Help
Adanech Admassu, one of Ethiopia's few female film-makers, has won a prize at the One World Media Awards ceremony in London.
She took the Special Award for her film Stolen Childhood, which tells the true story of a young girl who is forced into marriage.
She says it is a fate she managed to avoid with the help of The Ethiopian Gemini Trust.
Ms Adanech, who grew up in a one-room house in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, and sold snacks on the street to help her mother, told BBC Africa's Akwasi Sarpong how she made the journey from vendor to award-winning film-maker.
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