The University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health approached Mighty Films to shoot a film promoting their Gender Equality Study, an international research initiative in partnership with World Vision Australia, in November 2012.
Mighty Films accompanied researchers to the Rift Valley in western Kenya, where they travelled to evaluate the effectiveness of one of World Vision’s projects, the Marigat Girl-child Promotion Project, which seeks to lift the status of women and girls in rural Kenyan communities through improving access to education and offering alternatives to harmful cultural practices.
Before leaving Australia, Mighty Films worked closely with the research team to identify cultural sensitivities and develop a rigorous ethical framework for the production of the film.
Once in Kenya, Mighty Films shadowed the research team as they travelled to semi-remote regions in the Rift Valley to speak to local leaders and collect data, working collaboratively with the team under challenging circumstances.
Combining in-depth interviews on highly sensitive subject-matter with stunning imagery of this fast-changing society, Mighty Films created an engaging and informative film to promote the broader study to both internal and external audiences.
Client: Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne; World Vision Australia
Director/ DoP/ Editor: Sean McPhillips