Presented by the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) and The Two Dollar Challenge
April 4, 12 am to 11:59 pm
ACROSS THE TRACKS: STEPS TOWARDS CLEAN INDIA
Director: Catherine Feltham
2014 | 18 min
One year on from the launch of the Clean India campaign, with its ambitious target of a toilet for every household by 2019, WaterAid explores how something as simple as a toilet can help transform lives. Radha Verma, determined to protect her daughter after she narrowly escapes a physical attack, builds one of the first toilets in Rakhi Mandi slum, home to 3,500 people. Radha’s story shows that change is possible, even in a challenging urban environment, and that ultimately everyone, everywhere needs a safe place to go to the toilet.
April 5, 12 am to 11:59 pm
#ISURVIVEDEBOLA: FODAY, LIBERIA
Director: Morgana Wingard
Producers: Sean Southey & Meesha Brown
2015 | 5 min
Languages: Simple Liberian, English
Foday Gallah is training to become an anesthetist. While in school, he supervised six ambulances in Montserrado County, Liberia. Though difficult, the work bore few health risks. In June 2014, when the Ebola outbreak reached Montserrado, this changed. With too few ambulances, Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) beds and specialized healthcare workers in Liberia to tackle the growing epidemic, Foday decided to stay in his position. This decision nearly cost him his life when he put everything on the line for a four-year-old stranger. Foday’s heroic actions placed him in the December 2014 TIME Magazine “Person of the Year” edition.
April 6, 12 am to 11:59 pm
RIGHT TO IDENTITY
Director: Pep Bonet
Producer: Line Hadsbjerg
2015 | 13 min
With one of the lowest levels of birth registration in Africa, Tanzania’s failing infrastructure and logistical challenges have left decades of backlog in birth registrations. A Tanzanian governmental agency, RITA, joined forces with some strong partners and decided to tackle the issue of birth registration with an innovative approach: capturing data using mobile phones. The moment a child is registered, the government remains accountable to that child as a citizen of the country, and the child is entitled to claim their rights as an individual. ‘Right to Identity’ sets out to explore how mobile technology is being used to secure one of the most fundamental human rights – a right to identity.
April 7, 12 am to 11:59 pm
Director: Lisa Donato
Producer: Sparkle Motion Films
2015 | 8 min
A civil rights activist, Mohammad Jibran Nasir, sparks a social revolution after almost 140 children were killed in the Peshawar Army School tragedy. Narrated by Pakistani actress Fawzia Mirza, this documentary sheds light on the consequences of extreme religion and terrorism in Pakistan and offers hope to the nation’s seemingly bleak reality.
April 8, 12 am to 11:59 pm
THE MAHOYO PROJECT
Directors: Moira Ganley, Farah Yusuf, MyNa Do & Gustav Nord
Producers: Mahoyo & Flip-Flop Interactive
2014 | 30 min
Sweden & South Africa
Languages: English, Swedish
The Mahoyo Project is a documentary that follows Mahoyo, a Swedish creative trio as they embark on a cultural exchange – collaborating with local artists in Johannesburg, South Africa. Together they challenge stereotypes and break down normative barriers surrounding race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, through music, fashion and community building.