After an affair with a neighbor’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. Pushed to the point of desperation, will she give into the pressures of her society and abandon her child in favor of a clean slate with a new love interest?
Cast: Bex Gyamfi
Directed By: Priscilla Anany
Run Time: 90 mins
CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN is an emotional story, which occasionally dips into sentimentality, but it is anchored by a strong performance from Masud, who convincingly portrays a woman slowly and painfully developing her own autonomy. With a moving score and beautiful photography, this wise tale is also a personal one for writer/director Priscilla Anany. She drew in part on the life of her aunt and on the writing of a friend whose child was born with Down syndrome.