The White Masai
A beautiful love story about a white woman who gives up everything to share her life with a black Masai warrior in the Kenyian bush land.
Together with her husband, Carola planned to spend two weeks on the white beaches of Kenya. But when she meets Lemalian, a Masai warrior in his traditional costume, hairstyle and hand-made jewellery, she splits up with her husband and decides to stay with Lemalian for good. The young woman overcomes all bureaucratic obstacles and marries the illiterate man. Although they can hardly communicate, the formerly successful Swiss business woman and the Masai warrior live in the bush with his tribe. Although she suffers from hepatitis and malaria, Carola tries to adapt to the new conditions of life. She buys a car and runs a grocery store in order to make life a little easier for the people in the bush. And she gives birth to a daughter, but Carola′s and Lemalian′s relationship becomes increasingly difficult.
Her husband is extremely jealous; he becomes aggressive, humiliates her and watches over every step she takes. Carola finally understands that their great love has died. Her instinct for self preservation becomes stronger than her feelings for Lemalian: Together with her daughter she leaves for a vacation in Switzerland, never to come back...
Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH