Directed by Charles Shemu Joyah

Malawi, 2009 , 103 min.

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.

Sponsored by Albina Community Bank and E’Njoni Café.