THE OTHER MAN'S GARDEN

O JARDIM DO OUTRO HOMEM

By Sol DE CARVALHO

FADO FILMES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • MOZAMBIQUE
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sol DE CARVALHO
    • Writer(s)
    • Gonçalo GALVÃO TELES, Sol DE CARVALHO, Joana SMITH
    • Producer(s)
    • Luís GALVÃO TELES (FADO FILMES), Serge ZEITOUN (Les FILMS DE MAI), Francisco CARNEIRO (PROMARTE)
    • Synopsis
    • Sofia is a 19-year old girl who lives in a poor suburb of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. In her country, AIDS has become a national calamity, while men still reject the use of condoms.
      Born in a very poor family, Sofia endures hardship every day to complete her schooling. She badly wants to enter University in order to fulfil her dream: to become a physician.
      Her hardship worsens when a teacher starts sexually harassing her. She suspects he might be HIV-positive, yet the man stops at nothing, even manipulating the results of her final exam in Biology to force her to yield to his advances.
      Her saga unfolds in a society in which, as Sofia’s mother and sister keep saying, to encourage a woman to study is tantamount to “watering another man’s garden”…
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