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. Written by
Two mothers connected by loss. Inspired by hope.
Did You Know?
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
[reading a letter that has just arrived
They said yes. They thought I was brilliant.
It doesn't actually say that, does it?
Well, no, but it implies it. the implication of every word is they think I'm totally brilliant.
[taking the letter from Ben and reading out loud a passage
"Thank you for your application, which we have accepted."
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
Co-Produced by Nalle Karlsson
Guitars by Nalle Karlsson
Performed by the North See more