The Story of a Courageous, Uncompromising African Woman
ANOTHER MAN'S GARDEN
Part of the Global Lens Film Series
Available on DVD beginning January 20
First Run Features proudly announces the release on DVD of Another Man’s Garden, a groundbreaking narrative about a young woman from Mozambique whose aspirations are in conflict with the typical opportunities afforded to women in her culture. The film, which director João Luis Sol de Carvalho dedicates to “the courage of young women who continue to strive against the odds,” asks the universal question: what happens when an uncompromising woman refuses to conform to traditional gender roles?
In Mozambique it is sometimes said that sending girl to school is “like watering another man’s garden.” Sofia, a young woman studying to be a doctor, finds that her professor wants more from her than hard work. “Be careful,” warns Sofia’s mother, “The road is full of traps.” An unwillingness to compromise her values – and potentially her health – may cost Sofia a place at the university, an irretrievable loss in a country with so few opportunities for women. Highlighting corruption and misogynist attitudes in a society devastated by the AIDS virus, this acclaimed feature debut brings to light the terrible struggle many African women face.
“Richly atmospheric and full of telling details which illuminate the barriers faced by women in Mozambique” (Museum of Modern Art), Another Man’s Garden is must-see viewing for advocates of women’s rights across the world. Utterly authentic in tone and content, João Luis Sol de Carvalho’s “not to be missed” tale of defiance is truly “Africa through African’s eyes.” (Twin Cities Daily Planet)
João Luis Sol de Carvalho was born in Beira, Mozambique in 1953. He studied at the Conservatório Nacional de Cinema in Lisbon, and worked as a journalist, editor and photographer, and produced numerous documentaries and television programs. Sol de Carvalho is the founder and general manager of Promarte Production Company in Maputo. O Jardim do Outro Homem (Another Man’s Garden)
is his first feature film.
The Global Film Initiative promotes cross-cultural understanding through cinema. Each year, films from developing countries are selected to tour the United States as part of the Global Lens Film Series. Please visit www.globalfilm.org.
DVD BONUS FEATURES:
Discussion Guide • Director's Notes • Director Biography • About Mozambique
ANOTHER MAN'S GARDEN
80 minutes, color, Portuguese w/ English subtitles, 2006
UPC: 7-20229-91357-7 • Catalog #: FRF 913577D • SRP: $24.95 / CAN: $29.95
Street Date: January 20, 2009