After countless years of civil war, being able to read and write means a lot in Liberia. Especially because “if you educate girls you are educating for the future”, as a Liberian taxi-driver is quoted as saying at the beginning of the film. Velegai Flomo is 16 or 19 years old. Her parents are not sure any more. Her documents were lost in the war. Velegai always wanted to learn to write. Now she’s attending school with her daughter Garmai. Velegai’s voiceover story is accompanied by scenes from her daily life – and images symbolic of the experiences of war.
GER 2011, 12’