Will leave you speechless two times over -- first with despair, then with joy.
| Original Score: 4/5
The filmmakers' restraint is admirable in this era of overheated editorializing.
A complex and quietly devastating indictment of chauvinist societies that see women as lovers, mothers and servants, and treat anyone who canā(TM)t fulfill those roles as a nonperson.
| Original Score: 5/5
Smith's film is a pure, unabashed humanitarian call to action, but her subjects are eloquent and her cause unimpeachable.
| Original Score: 4/6
Mary Olive Smith and Amy Bucher feel no need to overlay this health-care calamity with pious outrage.
If pic's B.O. potential seems slight, the same can't be said of the film's impact on awareness of Africa, altruism and the lifelong misery caused by reparable medical conditions in areas where the closest road can mean a three-day hike.