On the Backs of Women is the award-winning documentary about three enterprising women living in poverty in Myanmar. It won "Best NZ Short" at the 2016 DocEdge film festival. The film follows the lives of three clients of ADC’s project partner in Myanmar and demonstrates the power of microfinance to change lives.
ADC has been running a campaign encouraging people to host viewings of the film with friends, family or colleagues. In 2017 there has been a larger focus on corporates and other groups having viewings with staff and other associates.
The interest and inspiration inherent in the stories the film portrays has encouraged a lot of support, raising almost $20,000 for ADC so far, with lots more to come! As well as in people's homes, viewings have been held in high schools, churches, workplaces, the Ice House Auckland (New Zealand entrepreneurs supporting entrepreneurs in Myanmar), the Australian/Myanmar Chamber of Commerce at their Women in Business conference, iProspect, and more to come. We are immensely grateful for all the support we have received!
We have also recently added the film to our website. It's free to watch, and we welcome donations of any size if you feel you got some value from it or would like to support more women lifting their families and communities. Every $200 raised through the #BackAWoman campaign enables us to support another woman in Myanmar and their dreams for a better future.
If you’d like to watch the film, host a viewing or help us share these amazing stories in any way then visit www.backawoman.com to sign up, or contact our campaign coordinator James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for all your continued support!