Janika Oza's sprawling family epic "A History of Burning" kicks off in 1898 when a teenage boy, taken from his family and community to work for the British, commits an act of violence that will affect generations of his family to come. In 1972, the man's three grandchildren, Latika, Mayuri, and Kiya, are grappling with coming of age in Uganda. Latika has dreams of her own that require a commitment to candor. Mayuri wants nothing more than to escape and become her own woman outside of the confines of her family's rigid definitions. The youngest, Kiya, struggles to remain loyal and keep secrets that could shatter their entire family. When a letter arrives, it uproots generations of family secrets, and everyone is forced to make choices for their own survival.
Release date: May 2