2018 Oscar® Selection, Malawi

Exploited by men and ridiculed by the world, sex workers Rubia and Watipa learn to rely on each other as they struggle to survive in the rough, unforgiving townships of Blantyre, Malawi. When Rubia begins an unlikely love affair with a naive young man that leads to a tragic confrontation, the women begin their uncertain journey toward self-emancipation. THE ROAD TO SUNRISE is director Shemu Joyah's (THE LAST FISHING BOAT, SEASONS OF A LIFE) third feature and Malawi's first official OscarĀ® entry. Winner, Special Recognition Award for a Narrative Feature Film, 2018 Silicon Valley African Film Festival; Official Selection, 2018 African Diaspora International Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Shemu Joyah. Malawi, 2017, color, 123 min. In English and Chichewa with English subtitles. NOT RATED

No AFI Member passes accepted.

123 Minutes
Wednesday, March 13, 2019