A loving portrait of a woman and her roadside teahouse, Hassen Ferhani has crafted a documentary teeming with intimacy and empathy. Malika is the proprietor of a café in the Sahara Desert which has a menu consisting of omelette and tea and is a rest stop for a range of travellers who come to share their stories. Malika listens and absorbs every traveller’s tale, traversing religion, politics and family while Ferhani films the interactions with a beautifully poised respect; what emerges is a vision of a matriarch, a history of the landscape and a deftly crafted map of the human soul.