The lush green and blue hues of Ghana paint the scenes of Priscilla Anany’s film, Children of the Mountain. And it is those mountains, along with the rivers, grasslands, and skylines that provide a ray of hope in this heart-wrenching cinematic tale. We meet Essuman, whose dreams of new motherhood are crushed when her baby is born with a cleft lip and other health challenges. Her baby’s father, who is married to another woman, proclaims her womb defective and abandons her and the baby. The rest of her village follows suit.