Charity Gala Screening:
Friday, 9 September, from 6:30pm
Two showings: 7:00pm and 8:15pm.
Includes drinks and nibbles. You are happy to arrive earlier and stay longer to mingle and discuss!
$25, all proceeds go to www.backawoman.com
Donations also taken at the door!!
We were able to exceed out goal and raised $1005 for the fund!!!
Join the movement and support entrepreneurial women in Myanmar with access to microfinance. Proceeds tonight will go to this Back a Woman Fund. For $300 we can provide an entrepreneur in Myanmar with a loan to start or expand a business.
Please support us by attending the screening and helping us raise as much as possible – it would be great if we could get $900 together that evening!
Best New Zealand Short Documentary – Documentary Edge Festival (2016)
Set in the small town of Kalaymyo, Myanmar, On the Backs of Women is the story 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 Film and Aotearoa Development Cooperative (ADC) have formed an official partnership to ensure this purpose is met through sales, events, campaigns and fundraising programmes.
Proceeds tonight will go to this Back a Woman Fund.
NZ 2016, 36 min
Directed by Dean Easterbrook & Dave Henderson