Category Archives: Documentaries

WAHALA (Extract)

A group of local women from Tamale in northern Ghana discuss the gender discrimination they face in their daily lives in their communities. Produced by the Learning Circle, a group of 21 women trained in film production by Dominique Chadwick … Continue reading

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Mama’s Club Uganda

There is Life after HIV. Mama’s Club, a psychosocial care and support programme has set up women’s groups around central, Western and Norther Uganda. Members and staff share their experiences of living with HIV and their leaderships skills with the … Continue reading

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“Children First!” – “Watoto Kwanza!” – Tanzania

Communities can be unsafe places for all people living with HIV because of violence, including stigma and abuse. Children living with or affected by HIV can be especially vulnerable without appropriate support. But guardians and parents may lack sufficient skills … 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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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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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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Changing the Dowry System – Ghana

In the Traditional area of Bawku, in the north of Ghana, the dowry system demanded that any young man wanting to marry had to pay 4 cows to the family of the bride. With a higher population and less resources … Continue reading

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