The promise was made the moment she was born: would Teriano marry the midwife’s son after she turned 13. Could she change her destiny and still hold onto the culture she loves?

The promise was made the moment she was born: Teriano would marry the midwife’s son. But this Maasai girl’s fate was far from sealed. Teriano follows her unlikely journey from a dusty hut in Kenya to a high tech hub in Toronto. The story, like Teriano herself, is filled with courage, humour, and hope. When her parents arrive, culture shock hits them like the cold winter wind. But Teriano is more than a fish out of water tale. The documentary explores a dilemma facing many in today’s global village. How can you improve your life without losing the culture you love?


Director Leora Eisen

    • 2016 DOC NYC Film Festival