On the backs of women - Conscious Movies
Updated: Nov 27
We hosted a screening of 'On the Backs of Women' and a talk with film director, Dave Henderson, and Nick Hammond, the ADC Microfinance Chairperson.
About the film:
Set in the small town of Kalaymyo, Myanmar, On the Backs of Women is the award-winning (Best Short Film - DocNZ Festival 2016) for-purpose film that captures the lives of three entrepreneurial Burmese women working their way out of poverty. Each with their own set of challenging life circumstances they must struggle to survive.
Through small loans made by a local microfinance bank, they are offered hope and solidarity, and a chance to change.
Their stories are a reflection of thousands of entrepreneurial women experiencing poverty around the world. This is a story of commitment through desperation, and ultimately the drive to create a better life for themselves and the people they love.
On the Backs of Women is a for-purpose film with the aim of generating lending to poor entrepreneurs around the world. Borderless and Aotearoa Development Cooperative (ADC) have formed an official partnership to ensure this purpose is met through sales, events, campaigns and fundraising programmes.
Watch the trailer: