Emmanuel Mbamu struggles with guilt and hopelessness when he visits his polygamous family in Buruku, Cameroon. His father’s fifteen wives and 41 children barely survive as they seek out a living in the village. Emmanuel wins a scholarship to study in the US, but when his father dies, he must support the family. Working with Jean Pierre, a close family friend, Emmanuel is put in contact with corrupt local officials who help to get him to the US early so he can work illegally and send money home. The deal sours as his local sponsor begins pressurizing Emmanuel for sex and threatening . Scared , Emmanuel hides as university friends try to save him and clear up his immigration status. In a final confrontation with the traffickers, Emmanuel faces his own death and the possible collapse of his family.
Writer/Actor Nkanya Nkwai has brought together a production team to film this courageous story. Using a cast and crew in both Denver, Colorado and Cameroon, Africa, Nkanya is making this a local community project as well as a an international one by using local high school students and professional crew to get the job completed.
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