1. Director / Editor / Cinematographer: Jeong-One Park

    Synopsis

    Korogocho, Kenya. A slum district of acute poverty and violence.

    In recent years, the settlement’s older women have become vulnerable to attack, at the hands of younger men. Fuelled by rumours that intercourse with an elderly woman can act as a cure for AIDS, a spate of horrifying sexual assaults has occurred. Now, a group of grandmothers come together to protect themselves – the eponymous Kung Fu Grannies.

    The film follows Rose, Jane, Mary and their fellow grannies on a liberating self-defence course, placed within a wider tapestry of Korogocho life; its laughter and its sadness; its children, and its men; searching for the deeper reasons behind its shocking violence. What unfolds is a powerful and challenging portrait of a community and its resilience, and a testament to the Kung Fu Grannies’ bravery and fighting spirit.

    Awards / Festivals

    • Best Short Film at the Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival (USA)
    • Best Short Film at the London Feminist Film Festival (UK)
    • Best Short Film at the Cineffable (France)
    • First Prize at the International Women’s Film Festival (Korea)
    • Nominated for the One World Media Awards (UK)
    • Finalists for the Médecins Sans Frontières Film Competition (Australia)

    • Broadcast through AfriDocs presented by Bertha Foundation and STEPS (49 countries across sub-Saharan Africa)
    • Official Selection at the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic)
    • Official Selection at the DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland)
    • Official Selection at the London Short Film Festival (UK)
    • Official Selection at the Quadrangle Film Festival (UK)
    • Official Selection at the DocsDF Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de México (Mexico)
    • Official Selection at the New York City Independent Film Festival (USA)
    • Official Selection at the Next Frame International Film Festival (USA)
    • Official Selection at the Show Me Justice Film Festival (USA)
    • Official Selection at the AIFF Aruba International Film Festival (Aruba)
    • Official Selection at the Reykjavík Shorts & Docs Festival (Iceland)
    • Official Selection at the this human world International Human Rights Film Festival in Vienna (Austria)
    • Official Selection at the Human Rights Nights Film Festival (Italy)
    • Official Selection at the Umeå International Short Film Festival (Sweden)
    • Official Selection at the Berlin Feminist Film Week (Germany)
    • Official Selection at the F Word Feminist Film Festival (Netherlands)
    • Official Selection at the Some Prefer Cake Bologna Lesbian Film Festival (Italy)
    • Official Selection at the FIRST Youth Film Festival (China)
    • Official Selection at the Women's International Film Festival (India)
    • Official Selection at the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival (India)
    • Official Selection at the Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan International Festival of Documentary Films (Kyrgyzstan)

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    20 Awards Winning Documentary 'Motorbike Midwife'
    Filmed by Masumi Higashi
    (20-25mins, Ghana 2012)

    'Motorbike Midwife' tracks the Herculean efforts of a fearless nurse, Linda Mba as she rides a motorbike across remote parts of Ghana to save mothers' and babies' lives. With painful births come great personal joys for all, plagued by medical complications, poor facilities and dangerous roads.

    Supported by Royal Holloway University of London, One World Media and CBA Your WorldView.

    ドキュメンタリーフィルム『Motorbike Midwife』の主人公リンダは助産婦で、妊婦と赤ちゃんの生命を守るためオートバイに乗る。危険をともなうガーナの田舎道に、デリケートな母体の健康状態、そして乏しい医療設備に悩まされながらも勇敢に取り組む姿は観るものに感動をよぶ。

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