African FILM FESTIVAL New zealand

AUCKLAND 2-12 APRIL 2020 | WELLINGTON 6-10 MAY 2020

Women Hold Up the Sky

GENRE: Documentary | Environmental
LENGTH: 35 minutes
LOCATIONS: Uganda, DRC, SA
DIRECTOR: Yaba Badoe, Sharon Farr
LANGUAGES: Swahili, English
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Synopsis

In the world of mining and big dam construction, women are the first to be affected by the pollution, loss of land and displacement. This is the story of women in Congo DR, Uganda and South Africa standing up for their rights against the multinationals destroying their environment and livelihood. Journeying between these three countries, the documentary reveals the experiences and activism of women in three African countries but tells a much bigger story of the ongoing exploitation of natural resources and marginalisation of poor communities, particularly women.

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