Children of the mountain
Director: Priscilla Anany
Runtime: 101 mins
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GENRES: Drama, Narrative, African Studies, Medicine, Foreign
After an affair with her neighbour's spouse, ESSUMAN becomes pregnant with his highly anticipated male child. Through a difficult delivery, NUKU is born with a cleft lip, prompting his father to reject the baby. Nuku is further diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Essuman & Nuku are rejected by their would-be family and made into pariahs by their community. She goes to great lengths - from hospital to hospital, dubious medicine men, false prophets - and suffers tragic consequences in an attempt to find a cure for her son and regain a normal life. Pushed to the point of desperation, will she give into the pressures of her society and abandon her child in favour of a clean slate with a new love interest?