Stories are powerful. They teach us lessons and shape our values. A good story can inspire people everywhere to think, to start conversations, and to take action. These films, from Link TV's ViewChange.org, bring the timeless power of storytelling to a modern and critical mission: fighting poverty, hunger, and disease around the world.
ViewChange.org is a ground-breaking multimedia website that's built to connect you to the world of global development. And now, we're bringing ViewChange and its stories to life on your television. Catch five-minute shorts, feature-length docs, and everything in between in this unique and inspiring series that proves storytelling really can change the world.
Written by Jordan Roberts (March of the Penguins) and narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman, Where the Water Meets the Sky tells the inspiring story of a group of women in a remote region of Northern Zambia who achieve the unimaginable... Click here for more information and to watch this film online!
This World Food Day is marked by one of the worst famines in recent history. But, with the right planning and a few new ideas, it could be the last. Get the latest from the horn of Africa in this special report from Oxfam America and ViewChange.org. Click here for more information and to watch this film online!
When war broke out in southern Sudan, Valentino Deng and thousands of other children fled the fighting that killed many of their families. A lucky few, Valentino included, made it to the United States to carve out a new future for themselves. Click here for more info and to watch this film online!
In 2010 filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky traveled to Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty, to find the answer to one question: What does it take to educate a girl? Click here for more info and to watch this film online!
Jock Brandis is a man with a mission: to design and build a simple, hand-operated peanut sheller that will enable villagers around the world to more easily grow peanuts for food, which in turn will also help them cultivate cotton as a cash crop. Click here for more info and to watch this film online!
Deya and his large extended family live in a tiny village in Senegal, on the ragged edges of globalization and immigration. Questions of work and ambition arise as the family prepares for Tabaski, the biggest holiday of the year. Click here for more info and to watch this film online!
Being a new mother is challenging enough – but what extra burdens do moms face in the poorest and most rural parts of the world? What's being done to give mothers and children the greatest chance to survive and thrive? Take a tour of the world's best and worst places to be a mother.
Haunted by the murders of his family, Anderson Sá is a drug-trafficker turned social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s slums. Favela Rising documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela united.
The Edge of Joy is a documentary film that follows an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, midwives and families to the frontlines of maternal care. Inside a maternity ward, the film chronicles distressed labors, deaths, and miraculous survival. Outside, lack of blood supply transportation and family planning are examined as causes of the cycle that kills more than 36,000 Nigerian women each year.
Narrated by award winning journalist, Eliza Griswold, and featuring animation by Yoni Goodman, this portrait of pregnancy and childbirth shows the consequences of poor maternal health as it explores the nuances and complexities of bringing emerging health technologies to the developing world.