SEASONS OF A LIFE

SEASONS OF A LIFE

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SEASONS OF A LIFE 

DIRECTED BY C. SHEMU JOYAH
MALAWI / 2008 / ENGLISH / 102 MIN

SYNOPSIS

A housemaid, who is sexually abused by her boss and made pregnant, is forced to give up her son in order to go on with her education.

Six years later she comes back to claim her son. From Malawi comes this moving story about sexual abuse, women rights and the legal justice system in Malawi.

This film tackles universal themes in an African setting giving an understanding of some of the modernization and democratization processes in Africa.

Flora Suya stars as the lead character, Sungisa Malango, a maid turned lawyer who fights for custody of her child.

"This is not exactly a film I would have sought out but since it was made in Malawi by a Malawian director, I decided to watch it and am damned glad I did. This is a film that will tell you far more about the ascending middle class in Africa than any Thomas Friedman column plus it is a well-written and well-acted old fashioned tale of the sort that might have starred Bette Davis. Strongly recommended." - Film critic Louis Proyect

DIRECTOR AND CAST

Director: C. Shemu Joyah
Starring: Flora Suya
Starring: Tapiwa Gwaza
Starring: Neria Chikhosi
 

GENRES

  • Drama