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.

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21 Apr 2008
Gulla is a cleaner from Sulaimaniyah. Her life, in a nutshell, reflects the hardship women face in Iraqi Kurdistan because of tribal traditions.
21 Apr 2008
A snapshot of Sulaimaniyah’s bazaar, exploring the problems women face when they go shopping in a male-dominated society.
21 Apr 2008
Rascha is a female journalist who had to flee from Basra. She now works for the al-Faeha Channel in Sulaimaniyah, but misses her hometown and longs to go back.
21 Apr 2008
A profile of Shaida, a young woman who makes documentaries in Iraq.
21 Apr 2008
The story of Chiman, head of a cleaning company in Sulaimaniyah, showing how she manages the dual role of running her own business and being a mother.
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