Africa Is a Woman's Name| 53mins
Director: Ingrid Sinclair, Bridget Pickering & Wanjiru Kinyanjui | Producer: Cristina Palao
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Spain
The lives of three extraordinary African women from different social levels and origins determined to bring about radical transformations in their day to day realities: Kenyan attorney and reputed lawyer Njoki Ndung'u, Puthi Ragophala the committed school principal of a remote South African village and Zimbabwean housewife-entrepreneur, Amai Rosie. Africa is changing. Initiatives and projects are emerging throughout the continent that show to what degree this clamour for change is embodied by female voices. Women's voices are chanting group messages of hope with uncommon force, which illustrate the faith that many have in a gender revolution. In daily life in Africa more and more women are seeing in action; women who, since they have discovered the sizzling reality of their surroundings, have been heading projects that offer a transformative response.