The Amharic concept gobez.
"Smart, brilliant, clever, strong, brave. Every
Ethiopian desires more than anything else to be
considered gobez." In Ethiopia, someone who was gobez might beat
an opponent in battle, endure a long fast, show great skill and determination
at a difficult job.- One World Magazine
Tamara Dawit - Producer/Director
Tamara exists between two communities: arts and social
justice which she works to merge together through work. Tamara has extensive experience working
within the art and entertainment industries as well as
managing human rights, and youth engagement programs.
As a producer Tamara has produced over 10 touring theater presentations, television documentaries
as well as countless video shorts for educational use.
Tamara's documentaries have been broadcast on TV in Canada, Europe and
South America and screened in Toronto and Mexico City. Her theater
productions have been presented to over 300,000 viewers in Canada.
Tamara has contributed to steering committee for The National Youth
Anti-Racism Network, The UN Association in Canada and the Canadian
Commission For UNESCO and The International Aids Conference. She has
been interviewed by CBC Newsworld, CBC Radio, MuchMusic, MTV News,
CTV, MacLeans, Canwest, Reuters among other outlets.
Tamara is of Ethiopian, Eritrean, Ukrainian and British ancestry. She has lived, traveled and worked extensively in South Sudan and Ethiopia.