What is a good husband, though? In [Yvonne] Brill’s case, it appears to have been one who supported her professional aspirations. In her interview with the Society of Women Engineers, she says that he agreed before they got married that she’d keep working; she said she’d seen young women engineers held back by husbands who were jealous of their success, even as she’d been helped by one who was “self-confident” enough to joke, at parties, about getting to spend the money she earned. At one point, she moved for a job of her own—one in London. He stayed behind in New Jersey.
…the film revolves around two brothers, Ade and Femi. Ade…a successful lawyer based in London, travels to Johannesburg for a conference with his wife. He…arranges to meet his estranged brother, Femi…a former student activist, who, after being tortured (seemingly by the Abacha regime), fled to South Africa where he…sells hair extensions and works on construction sites. Femi does not turn up for the meeting, but soon, his South African fiance, Zodwa, turns up at Ade’s hotel to report that Femi is missing.