Kakenya had a dream. Her dream launched her on a journey around the world and back, but when she came home, she wasn't the same little girl who left. We co-directed this film with the extraordinary Pistachios.
Razan was kidnapped. Her voice was silenced. Her story lives on.
Yin Myo Su grew up under the military dictatorship. In the few years that Myanmar enjoyed a limited democracy, Misuu built a culturally sensitive business based on respect for her elders, her neighbors, her environment, and the shared values of the people of Myanmar.
We made this film in collaboration with Samar Minallah, a Pakistani filmmaker and social anthropologist. She wanted to feature stories of men standing up for women to demonstrate role models in action.
We did all post production on this music video, in collaboration with director The Reverend John Delore, to promote the release of the sensational album, The Liz Swados Project.
When it became clear that the presence of an international film crew would endanger Suaad and her clients based in Sadr City, we came up with a creative solution to bring their story out.
Following the success of Kakenya's story (top of page), we embarked on a new series for Vital Voices Global Partnership called This is my Vital Voice. Our second installment was this story of the incredible Dr. Hawa Abdi.
On the heels of our collaboration with Pakistani filmmaker Samar Minallah, we teamed up again for this short about girls in a disadvantaged neighborhood who find peace and purpose, playing the game of Cricket. Sounds simple, but just wait.