SMALL SMALL THING

  • Directed By: Jessica Vale
  • USA / 85 min
  • Screening: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM
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  • Location: Hollywood Theatre

SMALL SMALL THING_1_2014At JFK Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Olivia is 9 years old, severely malnourished and handicapped. Believing her injuries to be the result of witchcraft, Olivia’s mother had been hiding her for years. The doctors conclude her condition is the result of a brutal rape that took place when Olivia was 7 years old. When pressured to reveal her rapist, Olivia names her cousin. This diagnosis has severe consequences. Originally from deep in the jungle, Olivia and her mother are shunned from their tribe. They are left stranded in Monrovia at the mercy of President Sirleaf’s government and the international community, facing the most difficult decision of all. What price are they willing to pay for justice? Director Jessica Vale in attendance!