The ten films will be premiered on the Ladima Foundation Facebook page at 5:00 pm (UAE) on July 10.
Pan-African non-profit organisation Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie, will premiere 10 films showcasing the stories about the personal, economic, and social impact of Covid-19 on African women. The films that were submitted reflect the extremely difficult circumstances that many African women are facing. The stories show how, in too many cases, the pandemic has impacted women harder and in different ways than on their male counterparts.
Under 200 women from 18 African countries shared their moving and honest stories on a diversity of topics with dominant themes of domestic violence, altered access to opportunities, increased burden of care, although also of resilience and hope. The ten films will be premiered on the Ladima Foundation Facebook page at 5:00 pm (UAE) on July 10.
The films include Malak El Araby’s Being (Egypt), Fezeka Tholakele’s Blunder (South Africa), Hellen Samina Ochieng’s Moyo (Kenya), Chioma Divine Favour Mathias’ My Sunshine (Nigeria), Aurelie Stratton’s I’ll Call you Later (South Africa), Wambui Gathee’s Love, Zawadi (Kenya), Yehoda Hammond’s Worlds Apart (Ghana), Skinnor Davillah Agello’s The Tempest (Kenya), Neha Manoj Shah’s Face Mask For Sale (Kenya) and Faith Ilevbare’s Loop: Every End Has a Beginning (Nigeria).
From July 11, the films will also be available to watch and stream on The Ladima Foundation website, www.ladima.africa, MyMoviesAfrica, a Kenyan mobile-first digital cinema platform. The films will also be broadcast on the True African channel on Premium.Free.