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The Road to Sunrise

Narrative Feature
132 minutes / 2017
Director: Shemu Joyah
Country: Malawi
Exploited by men and ridiculed by the world, two prostitutes struggle to survive in the rough slums of Blantyre, Malawi. When one of them rejects the advances of a very rich client, he violently attacks her and in self-defence she stabs him to death. Her subsequent arrest and murder trial becomes a battle not just to escape the death sentence but also a journey towards her inner emancipation.