Born In Somalia (United Nations Population Fund)
Decimated by over two decades of civil war Somalia is today slowly on the path to recovery. Despite these changes however, the country is still home to some of the worst conditions for pregnant women and newborn children in the world. One in twenty two women die during childbirth and only nine percent of births are attended by a skilled health professional. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the main UN agency for delivering a world where “every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled".
Trailblazers: Fish Farming in Meru (European Union)
A European Union funded film for Kenya’s Ministry of Gender about everyday women in Kenya helping both themselves and their communities, while also breaking down traditional gender barriers in society. Focusing on the Kenyan government’s “Big Four Development Goals” initiative of affordable farming, Meru’s Fish Farmers follows Mercy Karamana and a cooperative group based in Kenya’s county of Meru that are farming catfish and running a processing center and restaurant where the fish are sold.