Our diverse projects use film to empower, start a conversation, educate and produce action around human rights and environmental issues. Our aim is to use socially relevant documentary to give a voice to marginalised and disadvantaged communities and enable local and global conversations around the most important topics of our times.
We partner with like-minded organisations & individuals, to create documentaries around relevant social & environmental issues.
We train facilitators in our methodology (The Learning Cycle) in order to use these documentaries as tools for awareness & advocacy.
We use a multi-platform distribution approach: facilitated community screenings, broadcast television and online.
Dare To Dream is a new series of documentary films about the hopes and frustrations of the young generation of Asia. Directed by upcoming and talented filmmakers, aimed for local audiences, with the support of the best professionals in the world, Dare To Dream takes you into the vibrant dreams and...Read more
Why Poverty? uses documentary film to get people talking about poverty. The collection is made up of eight long films and thirty-four shorts by award-winning filmmakers, as well as new and emerging talents. The stories, originating from twenty-eight countries, are moving and thought-provoking as they tackle big issues...Read more
The Why Democracy? project aims to stimulate a global discussion about democracy through ten one-hour documentaries and seventeen short films. Commissioned by Steps International and first broadcast in October 2007, the films explore how democracies function around the world. Forty-eight broadcasters on 6...Read more
Steps for the Future is a unique collection of positive, brave and unusual stories about how individuals in Southern Africa are confronting their lives and challenging societies, in response to HIV/AIDS and related issues of human rights. They celebrate the strength of people who share and reflect...Read more
CareTakers has been in existence since 2010. Its focus is on the many environmental and biodiversity challenges facing society in the 21st Century. It aims to provide tools for education, training and awareness-raising around these issues for South Africa’s Youth. The underlying strategy...Read more
AfriDocs is the uniquely bold and exciting broadcast and online platform exclusively for Africa, bringing the best African and international documentaries to television audiences weekly across sub-Saharan Africa via BET Africa and now to online audiences anywhere in Africa. Fans of African cinema have TWO ways to...Read more
Each project has a collection of films. To see more, please go the individual project sites.
Coming of Age is a film that follows four teenagers over the course of two years as they grow up deep in the southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Very...
Negry is a Rhino Ambassdor (RA) in the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region (K2C). She lives in Newington, a village close to Kruger National Park and the...
John Chiti is the first person with albinism to step into the limelight in Zambia. As a well known musician he uses his music to promote inclusion of people...
This is a short film about men, mountains, loss and ritual, set against the backdrop of life in a South African township. Lerato Kossie, who has experienced...
Four girls meet up to make a film together. “What is the film going to be about?” “HIV testing and what else?”, they ask. “Fear of rejection,...
Having Khoi-San ancestry Koos Paulse carries an immense amount of indigenous plant use knowledge. Professor Ben-Erik van Wyk is a renowned ethnobotanist at the...
Mariam became a mother at the age of 15. As so many other underaged mothers in Malawi, she was forced to drop out of school and struggles to make ends meet....
These resources form an important part of the Steps methodology. They enable facilitators to use the films to stimulate debate and discussion with different age groups and diverse audiences.
This guide enables facilitators to use this film to stimulate debate and discussion around issues of inclusion of people with and without disabilities,...
This booklet accompanies a two-DVD set of documentary films that constitute Series 2 (Discs 3 and 4) in the CareTakers biodiversity film project. The 10...
This guide forms an important part of the Steps media advocacy campaign. It enables facilitators to use these films to stimulate debate and discussion...
The goal of this guide is support and stimulate discussions about democracy in conjunction with viewing the...
This guide is designed to help facilitators and educators to engage with audiences. The aim is to deepen the understanding of the underlying causes of...
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