Sub-Saharan Africa is poised for sweeping change. Educated women are the agents of this change. They are the mothers of a new Africa. This is the story of African girls and how educating them can change everything.
The women in the film grew up as ordinary girls, struggling with traumas of war, loss of innocence and obstacles of culture. And yet they are now extraordinary women - educated and giving back to their communities.
Working with the Smithsonian Institution and the Bureau of Land Management, this is one of 10 films that I directed in 2011. This is the first film that made in the newly formed Prehistoric Trackways National Monument which was opened in 2010.