We train young girls and women in film and photography. Most women prefer jobs that are not challenging; specifically, those jobs with fewer technical features. Realising how film making equipment is expensive, a lot of women cannot access filming equipment. Also, much of the filming equipment is imported from other countries. The Film Training programme therefore helps women to tell their stories using their smart phones as we noticed that many women own smartphones but cannot fully use them. The training starts from Pre-Production Production to Post Production. Women are good story tellers but they lack technical skills to tell their stories. The film training program incubates ideas. We run short courses and also long courses throughout the year. We also train organisations on how to document and archive their activities. We work with urban and rural communities.
The program produces short films and documentaries which tell real stories that affect our local communities on a daily basis. We believe that stories which touch and change people’s lives are stories which are viewed through the lenses of the affected. There are a lot of untold stories by women from a woman’s perspective.
We believe that women rights are human rights. Ibhayisikopo Film Project is involved in a lot of advocacy programs, using film and media as a tool, we are involved in the fight against gender-based violence and the financial exclusion of women. Zimbabwe still has a lot of policy gaps with which women are dropped from, as Ibhayisikopo Film Project we are advocating for policy reforms so that women can also benefit from national programmes.
Deposit a Pad/ Adult Pampers
Zimbabwe is a low-income country, according to the World Bank rankings an average citizen is estimated to be surviving on less than one United States Dollar as of 2019 yet one adult pamper costs about three United States Dollars. Many disadvantaged communities like aged women usually find it difficult to access such facilities. Extended families also find it difficult to offer home based care to their ailing relatives largely because they can’t afford to buy those pampers. A lot of activism has been directed towards reproductive pads for young girls, this has left a lot of aged women in need of adult pampers. As Ibhayisikopo Film Project we believe that the media has a big role to play in both mobilising the needed resources and spreading awareness on the need to be inclusive towards such key populations.
Collaborations with other organisations
Ibhayisikopo Film Project is a partner to many actors, our core partners being the communities that we work in. We also partner Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), government agencies, universities and donor agencies; in a bid to promote social justice. Our strength and growth rely on our strong partnerships.
Documentation and Archival
May organisations today believe that documentation is equivalent to archiving knowledge. As Ibhayisikopo Film Project we do both documentation and archival. After analysing the content in front of us, we document it in such a way that will assist researchers and future generations to have a deeper understanding of social change.