MALI

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - FILTER -

WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG? A col­lec­tion of un­told sto­ries from Africa ‘All those who didn’t ee were killed,’ says Kadija. She re­counts the story of when she lost ev­ery­thing she owned to rebels in Mali. But with just 1 about R1 that she re­ceived from UN Women a United Na­tions en­tity work­ing for the em­pow­er­ment of women she started her own busi­ness sell­ing hi­bis­cus drinks. Smil­ing as she stirs the del­i­cate ower petals in wa­ter dur­ing the doc­u­men­tary, she says, ‘in this coun­try, the woman’s role is es­sen­tial in ev­ery do­main. The fam­ily is the woman. The coun­try too, is the woman.’ Aided by UN Women, Kadija is now a com­mu­nity leader. This is just one of many sto­ries you’ll nd on What Took You So Long, a truly in­spir­ing on­line doc­u­men­tary plat­form. With splen­did cin­e­matog­ra­phy, each doc­u­men­tary is a vis­ual jour­ney of un­told sto­ries from Africa. ou can see Kadija’s story, and that of many other re­mark­able women and men, on What­tooky­ouso­long.org

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