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Description: After an affair with a neighbor's spouse, Essuman (Rukiyat Masud), a yam seller, gives birth to Nuku, a baby boy born with a cleft lip, cerebral palsy and Down's syndrome. Led to believe she's the owner of a "dirty womb" from Ghanian old wives' tales, her future as a wife is shattered as her lover, Ejah (Adjetey Anang) rejects the child and the community eyes her with suspicion. As Essuman searches for a cure to her son's illnesses, she encounters futility at hospitals and dubious religious leaders and medicine men, all while oscillating between devotion to her son and her desperate attempts at self-preservation. Will she give in to the pressures of Ghanian society and abandon her child in favor of a clean slate? Or will she seek a more hopeful future in the rural mountains of Ghana-where the souls of children are said to wait?
Set against a picturesque Ghanian backdrop, CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN, the feature-film debut of filmmaker Priscilla Anany, is a powerful tale of a mother's love, hope and acceptance. Anany, who also wrote and produced, captured the "Best New Narrative Director" Award at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the "Best Feature by a Woman Director" at the 2016 Las Vegas Film Festival.
Don't miss CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN, called "genuinely affecting" (OkayAfrica.com) and a "thoughtful, visually-luscious film and a story of the human spirit"(Tribeca Film Festival).
Studio: Candy Factory Films
||Theatrical Limited Release