Women and the Environment
The natural environment is inextricably linked to a community’s overall wellness. This delicate relationship is often threatened by natural factors, such as climate change, and also man-made interventions, such a logging or mining. How can a community protect itself against these threats, against nature and against companies looking to profit off the environment? What role can storytelling play in healing after destruction or in igniting change itself in the face of natural and/or bureaucratic obstacles? Explore these and more issues in this month's theme.
Heidi L. Douglas | Australia | 2014
A young filmmaker documents the destruction of Tasmania’s ancient forests and is swept up in a multi-million dollar legal battle that challenges the right to free speech.
Sarah J. Khan | Pakistan | 2015
Access to safe water transforms the lives of rural women in Pakistan, giving them the freedom to pursue new opportunities for earning an income to invest in their families.