The Inspired ‘African Suffragette’

Next year it will be the centenary celebration of when the British Suffragette’s won the right for women to vote. One hundred years on, the new frontline is in Africa and the Middle East where women may have the right to vote, but not always ownership of their bodies, or even their lives. Yet there are remarkably few films about African feminist heroines, least of all from remote African villages, especially patriarchal tribes like Nancy’s.  This gives Nancy and her tribes journey, observed over many years on film, particular global relevance as a unique record of change. Like the girls Nancy has helped to save whose stories are told in the film, my life (the director) has also been irrevocably changed by meeting her.

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