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Launch: A New Animated Short Film Series

Launch | African Sovereignty: Women live the Alternatives - Animated Film

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WoMin presents the third instalment in our series of animated short films – African Sovereignty: Women live the Alternatives. This third film expands on the alternatives to a destructive development model, which women and their communities are protecting and proposing in their organising and resistances. Women’s proposition for just development lies in their resistance to the violent encroachments of mining, oil and gas extraction and large-scale infrastructure, including mega-energy projects to defend their seeds, their autonomy, their forms of production, their community relations, and very importantly their interdependent relationship with nature without which they would not survive. 

They are saying NO to the deeply destructive extractivist model of development, and YES to the real and living alternatives in the ways they produce food, conserve, and steward natural resources, and take care of their families and communities.

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booklet

DOWNLOAD this short booklet that offers activities and discussion prompts for film screenings with a broad range of audiences! Available to use in English and French, with more languages coming.

Watch Pathways to a Just Future for Africa – The Animated Film Series

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This film is the third instalment of a trilogy called Pathways to a Just Future for Africa, each grappling with different aspects of women and community-led resistances to destructive forms of so-called development and the inspiring ways in which a different future for Africa and the world is realised through movements and struggles for justice.

Polluters & Plunderers: The Roots of Africa’s Crises, which tells the story of women and their communities’ resistances to an economic system which steals their livelihoods, exploits their labour, destroys the ecosystems upon which Life depends, and is ultimately linked to planetary crisis. In this resistance and defence of people and nature, women and communities are also putting forward different visions of Africa, so that we all can claim the Right to Say YES to life and a better world for us all.

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The Right to Say NO: Women Defend Africa’s Wealth, which showed some ways in which rural, peasant and working-class women and communities across Africa resist the theft of our wealth – land, forests, water bodies and species – and assert their Right to Say NO.