Three women explore the modern African city through intimate stories about motherhood, ambition, and the search for identity.
Mama Africa: Riches
When a teacher flees with her son from apartheid South Africa to a village in Zimbabwe, she must fight to claim her place within her new society.
- Premiere Date
- March 1, 2003
- 30 minutes
- Funding Initiative
- Series and Special Projects
When a teacher flees with her son from apartheid South Africa to an isolated school in Zimbabwe, they find a hostile and conservative village unwilling to accept two outsiders. Faced with sexual threats from the school headmaster, she finds herself jobless and defeated until the simple generosity of a stranger gives her new life. Inspired by the writings of African author Bessie Head, Riches tells the story of an independent woman searching for strength and identity in a barren landscape.