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In a remote Maasai village in rural Tanzania, a young primary school girl is suddenly confronted by an arranged marriage.
Naserian is the smartest kid in school who is good at solving difficult math problems. However, at home, she is only a daughter who is supposed to make and serve tea. As a tremendous drought sweeps the village, people start to suffer from diseases and cows no longer seem to be in good condition. What is worse is that the male elders of the village are trying to stop Naserian from going to school. But what is the point of doing that after all? (SIM Hye-kyung)
Elizabeth NICHOLSElizabeth NICHOLS
Elizabeth NICHOLS (b. Princeton, NJ, 1988) is a writer, director and cinematographer of both non-fiction and narrative films. She divides her time between New York City, where she is an MFA candidate at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and Tanzania, East Africa, where she works at Orkeeswa School. Elizabeth graduated from Harvard University in 2010 with a BA in History and Literature and History of Art and Architecture. She has received several awards and scholarships in support of her filmmaking, including a New York Women in Film and Television Scholarship, the Wasserman Directing Award and the Princess Grace Award.