African FILM FESTIVAL New Zealand

Online Festival for entire Australasia 10 December 2021 to 7 January 2022

Women Hold Up the Sky

GENRE: Documentary | Environmental | Short Films
LENGTH: 35 minutes
DIRECTOR: Yaba Badoe, Sharon Farr
LANGUAGES: Swahili, English


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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