Sandra is a young Mum struggling to provide her two young daughters with safe, happy home to grow up in. Beneath the surface, Sandra has a steely determination to change their lives for the better and when it becomes clear that the local council won’t provide that home, she decides to build it herself from scratch.
With very little income, Sandra must use all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality. The lionhearted Sandra draws together a community of friends to support her and lend a helping hand and it is the kindness and generosity of these people and the love of her young daughters that help rebuild her own strength and sense of self. A powerful, hard-hitting drama tenderly handled by British director Phyllida Lloyd.