Can you tell us a little about that journey?
Well, you know, I think this is not a story about malaria. This is a story about our greatest fear: that our children will be taken from us. And as much as we could ever think about what we would do in that circumstance, we never know what to do. And this is the story of two women who find that the way to recover is to do something to save others, to reach out. As Mary says, “If I can save one child in the whole world, then maybe this experience, this loss will have been worthwhile.”
What do you hope audiences take away from this story?
This movie doesn’t have a message, per se, except perhaps to remind us of the depths of love of which we’re all capable, the depth of feeling which humans are capable of, and of the power that we all have within ourselves to renew ourselves, to put ourselves back together, even in the most extraordinarily adverse circumstances. This is a film about the power of the human spirit, and its message is that the power is in you.