Friday: 4:00 pm – Hendricks Art Center
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S A L A Y
Category: Short | Double Feature
Country: Sierra Leone
Runtime: 44 min.
Director: Ali Kamanda
Website: S A L A Y
Desperate to escape her circumstances of cultural pressures and poverty, eighteen year old Salay is intent on getting an education and carving out her own path in life, and is willing to risk leaving behind everything she knows in her father’s Sierra Leonean village.
A visit from her long lost uncle provides her with the opportunity she’s been waiting for when he offers her a place in his city home and access to a good education at his expense. With little knowledge of her uncle, a ‘businessman’ who deals in girl-child trafficking, a perfect opportunity may turn into a living nightmare. This is a coming-of-age story of one strong-willed teenager fighting for what she wants. But at what cost?
Simin, a 35 years old teacher, has been renting her child, Nafas, from a drug addicted woman, Nasibeh, for 4 years now. As Nasibeh’s husband is being released from life sentence, Nasibeh wants her child back. Now Simin confronts a reality that will change her life forever.