It's during the first 1,001 days that the foundations of a baby's mind are being put in place.
A group of extraordinary mothers are determined to change the fate of their township in South Africa at the most crucial time - the first 1001 days of a child’s life. Drawing on their own tough experiences, they go from home to home, supporting vulnerable new mothers to break the cycle of poverty through the first 1,001 days of their children's lives.
The film is set in one of the poorest urban areas in South Africa, Alexandra, where two thirds of the women are abuse survivors. Our mothers are on a mission to change the fate of their neighbourhood, right from the beginning- at childbirth.
1,001 Days takes the audience on a journey through the chaotic and narrow streets of Alexandra as we follow our three main characters on their quest to empower women and change the course of their lives, and their children’s’.