Female Condoms Are My Power

Jaime Jacobsen | Mozambique | 2013 | 5 mins



In Mozambique, sexually active women play a game of roulette with their health. Only 1 in 5 women use contraception and more than 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 and 29 are HIV positive.


About the Filmmaker

Jaime Jacobsen is an independent filmmaker who is passionate about using film to cultivate conversation on the pressing issues of our times. Her films have explored the politics of gender and identity, as well as contemporary social justice issues through the eyes of Native American youth and elders in the Rocky Mountain West and women in diverse communities across the globe.

Jaime’s previous films include The Water Carriers, about an engineering student’s work to bring clean water to school children in Kenya (Silver Telly Award, 2008), Homefront: United or Divided, Montana PBS’ companion program to Ken Burns’ The War (Regional Emmy Award Nomination, 2008), and Montana Fare, about food politics and culture in rural Montana (College Emmy, 2010).

Most recently, Jaime worked as a Field Producer on the Emmy-Award winning film Indian Relay (Independent Lens, 2013). She currently teaches filmmaking as an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Notre Dame University at Louaize in Beirut. Prior to moving to Lebanon, Jaime taught in the Honors College at Montana State University, where she obtained a MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking.

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