|Bamako Chic: Threads of Power, Color and Culture|
Maureen Gosling | Empowerment | 05:11
"Bamako Chic: Threads of Power, Color and Culture," a one hour documentary, tells the story of women from Bamako, Mali, whose artistic creativity became a force for alleviating poverty and affirming identity in West Africa. In the 1960s, a small group of impoverished and resourceful Malian women cloth dyers reinvigorated the craft of hand-dyed cloth using a fabric called bazin (imported polished c. ... More
|Because I Dare|
Dirbdil Assefa | Empowerment | 05:12
All it took was a strong heart, a determination and self-belief to overcome the challenges, a desire to stand up against the opinion and expectation of friends and neighbors. Just for one cause, a cause she dares to face no matter how difficult it would be. This is a story of a single mother, who was determined to realize her simple dreams of feeding and sending her four kids to school working in ... More
Robin Blotnick | Empowerment | 05:12
In the backcountry of the Dominican Republic, poor cacao farmers have been fighting a losing battle with the global economy for as long as anyone can remember. The Loma Guacnojo cooperative has found a way to turn the system of its head.
Jacob Seigel-Boettner | Empowerment | 05:14
For many, the bicycle is an expensive toy...a lifestyle choice. For Bharati, the bicycle is much more. It is a means to an education..a means to a better future...a tool to achieve what women in her mother's generation could not. Bharati wants to change her world...with a little help from her own two wheels.
|The Great Ones|
Helen Cotton | Empowerment | 05:08
When girls in rural Africa graduate from high school, they are extremely vulnerable to early marriage, AIDS, and exploitative labor. Through Cama, a pan-African membership organization, Camfed supports young women during the transition from school to the working world, and nurtures them as leaders with the skills and vision to initiate change in their communities. The Great Ones profiles a gro ... More