African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Film

Various Directors

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African Women in the Time of Covid-19


The impact of Covid-19 across the globe, and especially in Africa, is felt more by the vulnerable in society. In many African countries women’s opportunities and access to opportunities are limited, and the economic and social impact of Covid-19 is, in many cases, impacting women harder and in different ways than their male counterparts. There are issues affecting woman such as domestic violence, altered access to opportunities, increased burden of care, and many others.

The Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie invited African women to share their stories about the personal, economic, and social impact of Covid-19 in Africa. The brave and powerful films that were submitted sadly have reflected the extremely difficult circumstances that many African women are facing. The stories have shown how in too many cases that the pandemic has indeed impacted women harder and in different ways than on their male counterparts.

We are proud to host the ten shortlisted shorts as part of the AiM at Home strand. The ten films are: 

Face Mask for Sale: Neha Manoj Sha (Kenya)
Love, Zawadi: Wambui Gathee (Kenya)
Moyo: Hellen Samina Ochieng (Kenya)
Loop: Every End Has a Beginning: Faith Ilevbare (Nigeria)
I’ll Call You Later: Aurelie Stratton (South Africa)
My Sunshine: Chioma Divine Favour Mathias (Nigeria)
Worlds Apart: Yehoda Hammond (Ghana)
Blunder: Fezeka Tholakele (South Africa)
Being: Malak El Araby (Egypt)
The Tempest: Skinnor Davillah Agello (Kenya)

Upcoming Showings

Sat 11 Jul 2020 - Mon 31 Aug 2020