Model / Humanitarian / Activist / Filmmaker

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Gelila is a model, humanitarian, social activist, and filmmaker. Born in Ethiopia, she spends most of her time shuttling between Europe and the United States. She is presently pursuing her passion as a documentary filmmaker.

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Book

GUZO

Journey through Ethiopia with Gelila's most recent work, Guzo. A book of photographs, it seeks to bring awareness to the beauty of the Ethiopian tribes and their way of living.

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Documentary

MAi: LIFE IS HONEY

MAi -Life is not honey is a (22 min) short documentary about Ethiopia’s water crisis, and the impact of educating girls. Led by Mo Scarpelli, Gelila Bekele and an all-female crew.

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Charity

HUMANITARIAN WORK

Gelila Bekele devotes much of her time to aiding people in Ethiopia, as well as globally, through her charity involvements focusing mainly on the issue of fundamental resources, particularly access to clean water and education