Social justice through Film

In Episode 11, I interview film maker and activist Sophie Rousmaniere. I wanted to take a moment to highlight her two most recent film projects, Radio Taboo and Yellow Fever. Here you will find more information on the projects, who is involved and how you can contribute.

Radio Taboo:

RADIO TABOO - Community Radio for women's rights and social change in Cameroon, West Africa

RADIO TABOO - Community Radio for women's rights and social change in Cameroon, West Africa

Radio Taboo is a development project and documentary film about Issa Nyaphaga, a political journalist in exile returning to his small village in West Africa to build a community radio station to educate his community about subjects that are often too taboo to talk about. Issa  was a journalist in Cameroon in the 1990s where he was jailed and tortured for his political cartoons. He is now heading back to his village in Cameroon to build a community radio station to educate villagers about Public health, environmental issues, women’s issues and rights of gay and HIV infected people.  Nditam, his village, has no running water, no electricity, no schools or hospitals and no public news service. The film follows his struggle to raise funds, get the materials, gather manpower, build the station, train citizen journalists and make the station work for the betterment of his community. It will be an adventure to travel with Issa as he fights against all odds to create this amazing project. The radio station will run on renewable energy and will feature citizen journalists reporting on local issues to 1 million people in the remote rainforest of Cameroon.

Learn more about Radio Taboo on their WEBSITE.

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Yellow Fever:

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Yellow Fever is a documentary film that follows young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom, its lasting impacts in her area and the potential new mining in her region.  She begins as a curious family member and becomes an advocate, lobbyist, activist and vocal proponent for transparency and environmental justice.  

This cautionary tale exposes the legacy the Navajo people have been struggling with for decades and their relationship to Uranium’s ill effects.

Learn more about Yellow Fever on the WEBSITE.

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