Women Media Initative Films
As part of IWPR Iraq’s Women’s Media Initiative, our production team is working with female journalists to produce 40 feature films on issues facing Iraqi women. The participants go through an intensive on-the-job mentoring experience by working one-to-one with our producers and crews both on story planning and technical production. The finished films are used to raise the profile of the issues covered and increase access to information on women’s issues. The films cover issues including: polygamy; domestic abuse; the challenges facing women working in the arts; leading women reporters in the conservative Shia city of Najaf; illiteracy among rural women; early marriage; one woman’s struggle with cancer; election coverage; and a peace building conference held by IWPR.