Hilary Swank stars as Mary and Brenda Blethyn stars as Martha, an American interior designer and British housewife who have little in common apart from the one thing they wish they didn't. When malaria strikes, the lives of these very different women change forever. They forge a deep friendship and embark on an epic journey of self-discovery to Africa, dedicating themselves to the cause of malaria prevention. Beginning to rebuild their lives, they show how ordinary people can make a difference and inspire positive change in the process. Enlisting the help of Mary's estranged father, a former politico, the two women beseech both the powers that be and ordinary people to get involved, realizing a shared responsibility to all the world's children.
Two mothers connected by loss. Inspired by hope.
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In the local restaurant scene, the waitress speaks in Spanish while serving Mary and her son but Mozambique's official language is Portuguese. See more
I do want to ask you if I can take George out of school, take him away, and teach him myself and have an adventure. You know, I just think he'll do better with me than in the hands of the people who are teaching him now.
Honey, can't we just take him away for the summer, like normal people?
No, that's two months away. We'll lose him inside his computer by then. You know, and in the school, they didn't even know that those kids were bullying him.
Mentioned in the End Credits: "Produced with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa, who does not accept any liability for the content and does not necessarily support such content." See more
Features Billy Elliot
Written and Produced by Nalle Karlsson
Performed by Aardvark Empire See more