In May Borderless Productions film 'On the Backs of Women' won best short film at the DocEdge film festival in New Zealand, making it eligible for an Academy Award. The film follows the lives of three of ADC’s clients in Myanmar and demonstrates the power of microfinance to change lives.
In partnership with Borderless, ADC has launched an ongoing campaign called "BackAWoman" that is using the film to inspire a global audience to empower entrepreneurial women in Myanmar. The film is available for people and organisations to host private screenings and fundraise to help us support more women with access to responsible microfinance.
Private screenings have been happening all over New Zealand over the past few months which have raised over $10,000 for ADC so far, with lots more to come! These have ranged from small dinners and pizza parties to cinema screenings, which have all been very successful. Every $300 (approximately) raised through the campaign will provide another woman in Myanmar with access to microfinance, a hand-up to build a better future.
The film and campaign has been getting quite a bit of media attention, being featured on Newshub, on Radio New Zealand and screenings featured in a number of local newspapers. We are thankful to all of our hosts and organisations like Global Women, Marsh, P3 Foundation and Arthur’s Cinema for screening the film, sharing the stories of our microfinance clients and inspiring change through small actions.
If you’d like to host a screening and get on board with the campaign or help us share these amazing stories in any way then visit www.backawoman.com to sign up or contact our campaign coordinator Many Zhu at email@example.com