Mary and Martha (2013)

Movie"Two mothers lose their sons to malaria"
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Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home educationincluding a trip to Southern Africa Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria After his funeral at home Mary feels a compulsion to return to Africa where she meets English woman Martha OConnellwhose 24 year old son Ben a teacher with voluntary service overseashas also died of malaria Ben gave his net to one of his pupilsbelieving adults cannot catch malaria The two women are shocked to see the high death rate caused by the disease andwhilst Martha stays in Africa as a voluntary helperMary petitions the American government to change things Martha turns up at Marys house unannounced andhelped by Marys exdiplomat fatherthey address a senate committee on health spendingpersuading them to do more to combat malaria They meet with some success though a coda states that much more can be done

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:April 20th, 2013
On DVD & Blu-ray:September 10th, 2013 - Buy DVD
Original Language:English
Production Companies:BBC HBO Films Universal Television Working Title Films