THIS DECEMBER, JOIN CANDY FACTORY FILMS FOR AN ACCLAIMED, COMPELLING FILM ABOUT MOTHERHOOD IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY AND THE POWER OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT -CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN
“[A] wonderful and refreshing work on motherhood and the countless sacrifices that come with it”.
— Shadow and Act.com
Ghanian Filmmaker Priscilla Anany Captured the “Best New Narrative Director” Award at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival With Her Feature Film Debut
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.
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