Modern Ethiopian movie and drama has exploded sense EPRDF took power in 1990. The primary reason is, first because there is no restriction on what the artists and writers can write about and deal with. The second reason is the technology needed to make movies has exponentially advanced and the price has come down so much Ethiopian film makers can afford a fairly sophisticated film making equipment.
The most popular continuing dramas are Gemena and Sew Le Sew. These two Ethiopian soup opera type of dramas are wildly popular in Ethiopia and with Ethiopians who live outside of Ethiopia in the Diaspora.
Ethiopian Rising Film Stars such as actresses Hanna Yohannes, Meseret Mebrate (Mebrahtu) and Mahder Assefa has made names for themselves on the Ethiopia drama scene.