Velegai is a 17-year-old girl. Or not. The thing is – she doesn’t know exactly how old she is. Neither does her mother. Velegai was born during the civil war in Liberia. The family was fleeing from home across the border to the safer Guinea. There was no war there, but it was still not safe for Velegai.
“ABC“ is a story about the Liberian girl Velegai who is starting school for the first time. Through the newly studied alphabet the film opens the personal ABC of Vele –the difficult past of the war refugee, a young woman’s fragile wishes for the future and an adolescent mother’s everyday life where there is no time to worry too much.