Yared Zeleke was born in Ethiopia in 1978. He studied cinema at New York University. He worked for a number of NGOs before embarking on a directing career. Yared has written, produced, directed and edited several short documentaries (Allula
) and fiction shorts (Housewarming
). He has also worked with the director Joshua Atesh Litle on the documentary The Furious Force of Rhymes
. In Ethiopia, his native country, he has edited documentary films for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. In 2015, Yared completed his first feature-length movie, called Lamb
, filmed on the high plateaux of Northern Ethiopia.