"Measured, sensitive and devastating, and works just the way it is." - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ.org

"Solemn and stirring." - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

Opens March 8 | Two-time Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo (HARRIET), who also serves as producer, gives an exceptional performance as a young refugee named Jacqueline, who—on a visit to her native Liberia—was forced to flee when the trip home coincided with the brutality and violence that initiated the Second Liberian Civil War. Alone and penniless on a Greek island, where tourists unaware of her plight sunbathe and swim, she meets peripatetic tour guide Callie (Alia Shawkat). The two women forge a unique friendship that provides Jacqueline with the support and community she needs to gather her strength, confront her trauma, and forge ahead. Film Center exclusive. 


Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Best Supporting Performance (Alia Shawkat), British Independent Film Awards


The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu