A curious boy living at the very edge of the modern world seeks his place within it, exposing the hope, tension and a hidden fear of ‘progress’ engulfing his country.

A brand new condominium has shot up on the outskirts of a city, pushing farmers off their land and promising thousands of others a ‘better’ way of life. Anbessa follows one boy caught between the two, as he navigates modernization on his own terms and seeks his place in a brave new world. Set against the backdrop of a country sliding into violence and turmoil as modernization takes hold, Anbessa reveals how we escape, give into or fight against the ways our world changes around us.