Women for a Change
TitleWomen for a Change
Director War On Want, Cinestra Pictures
CountryUK
Year1987
Duration28mins
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionWOMEN FOR A CHANGE is a documentary highlighting the British government's aid policies and practices in relation to women in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Through interviews (with Swasti Mitter, Annie Muganga and Glenys Kinnock), narration and animation, the video aims to raise public awareness of how the needs of women are not seen as a priority by the aid planners. British funded aid projects are looked at, showing how they consistently fail to improve the lives of women in terms of providing relevant healthcare and creating better work and home conditions. The final part of the tape shows women organising themselves and campaigning to create better conditions in these areas of their lives.