Category Archives: Locations

Spotlight on Vital Communities (Extract 2)

This film follows a group of children, their families and their communities participating in creative activities over a period of 5 years. This action research study aims to measure the impacts of participating in the arts. Filmed and researched by … Continue reading

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Betrayed – Namibia

Coerced sterilisation – as Victoria suffered in Namibia – is against her human and legal rights. Her husband becomes abusive when she tells him that she can’t bear any more children. This is based on a true story and was filmed … Continue reading

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“Together” – Support Groups – The Namibia Women’s Health network

“TOGETHER” explores key challenges experienced by women living with HIV in Namibia such as coerced sterilisation, gender based violence and the practice of evicting widows by their family members after the death of a husband from AIDS-related illness. NWHN works … Continue reading

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Our Africa Project

Our Africa: an amazing collection of videos by African children across the continent showing their lives and countries. Children from the SOS Children’s Villages are being trained to use small flip cameras to make their own films and tell their … Continue reading

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Adugna Dance Company – A Shared Gift – Ethiopia

The moving story of Adugna, Ethiopia’s biggest contemporary dance company which has transformed street children into professional dancers. Filmed in Ethiopia by GEMTV and in Paris by Dominique Chadwick. Film directed and edited by Dominique Chadwick Dominique Chadwick was one … Continue reading

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Samfya – Nasanga Inshila (Extract) – Zambia

Penelope is a young woman from Samfya in northern Zambia. Her life is suddenly turned around when she becomes an orphan at the age of 14, when both her parents die of AIDs. Life becomes very difficult for Penelope who … Continue reading

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Preserving the Future – Fishing communities – Ghana

Illegal fishing is widespread on the western cost of Ghana contributing to the decline of fish stocks. For their own survival fishing communities have to change their fishing methods and collaborate with the government, the Marine police and Navy to … Continue reading

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Africa’s Voices- Citizen participation, Radio and Mobile phones

Africa’s Voices is a twelve-month pilot project ran by the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at Cambridge University. Building upon the existing enthusiasm for interactive radio, Africa’s Voices gathers citizens’ opinion on governance and development issues, challenging the dominant … Continue reading

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Breaking the Barrier – Deaf community – Ghana

About 1% of the population in Ghana has hearing loss. The main challenge for the deaf community is communicating with the larger society so that they can have proper access to health, education and employment in their country. The Ghana … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Heritage – Radio Ada – Ghana

Radio Ada was the first non governmental community radio station to be established in Ghana. This film describes how, through its sensitisation work with the local community around the Songor Lagoon, it has generated greater accountability and transparency in the … Continue reading

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