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Title Seasons of a life / FirstDawn Arts presents ; produced by Shemu Joyah ; story by Shemu Joyah, Maneno Mtawali ; written and directed by Shemu Joyah
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 102 min.) : sound, color
Summary Malawi's first professionally produced feature film, Seasons of a life tells the story of Sungisa, a housemaid who is sexually abused and impregnated by her employer, Kondani. Kondani agrees to give her financial support if she will not disclose that he is the father of her child. She uses the money to get an education, and upon receiving a scholarship to university, she is convinced to give up her child to an orphanage, where he is soon adopted by Kondani and his wife. But six years later Sungisa returns, determined to get her son back. In this powerful and moving film, we see the heartache of a mother who is forced to make difficult decisions
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
Credits Editor, Abraham Zimwanda Mithi ; music, Overton Chimombo ; director of photography, Peter Mazunda
Cast Flora Suya, Bennie Msuku, Neria Chikhosi, Tapiwa Gwaza, Crispin Viyazyi, Hope Chisanu, Zondwayo Juba, Shemu Joya
Notes Online resource; title from title frames (viewed April 2, 2021)
Subject Rape victims -- Malawi -- Drama
Mothers and sons -- Malawi -- Drama
Women's rights -- Malawi -- Drama
Orphans -- Abuse of -- Malawi -- Drama
Mothers and sons.
Orphans -- Abuse of.
Rape victims.
Women's rights.
Genre/Form Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Films de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Joyah, Shemu, 1959- film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Mtawali, Maneno, screenwriter.
Suya, Flora, actor.
Msuku, Bennie, actor.
Chikhosi, Neria, actor.
Gwaza, Tapiwa, actor.
Viyazyi, Crispin, actor.
Chimombo, Overton, composer.
Mazunda, Peter, director of photography.
FirstDawn Arts (Firm), presenter.
ArtMattan Productions, film distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), film distributor.