Our latest films are part of a ground-breaking education programme in South Sudan, where girls’ lives are being transformed by access to education, in a country where on-going conflict continues to have a devastating effect on schooling and the education sector.
Working with Mott MacDonald’s UK Aid funded programme, Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS), Medical Aid Films undertook a participatory film and animation workshop in May 2017, to bring together teenage girls to tell their stories to a wider audience. Ten girls from several different locations were selected to ensure diverse representation, the workshop was held in Juba.
The resulting films and animations explore the challenges faced by girls living in South Sudan. The animations are made up of images drawn by the girls themselves and the participants also recorded the narrations to help bring the films to life.
The films cover 3 different themes, common within young female communities in South Sudan. Watch them below.
The films will be screened to audiences in South Sudan; to schools, as part of teacher training, in community mobilisation and by the South Sudanese Ministry of Education.
The GESS programme is helping to remove barriers and promote gender equality in the country’s education system. Despite insecurity, economic collapse and logistical struggles, GESS is continuing to successfully deliver its aim of educating the poorest and most vulnerable girls, transforming a generation through girls’ education. To find out more about the project and watch our introductory film, click here.