A documentary featuring in depth interviews with Ntombi Setshwaelo, a prominent activist for women’s rights and life guidance counselor, and Unity Dow, who shattered the glass ceiling becoming the first female judge, is to be screened at Gaborone Sun on international Woman’s day (8th March).
The documentary is being produced by Big Dawg Productions Botswana who are also embarking on a huge campaign to recognize and celebrate the Motswana woman. In addition to hosting International Women’s Day celebrations in March, the documentary features prominent women in Botswana society who have made a difference, in one way or another, in the lives of women in Botswana.
These include Athalia Molokomme, the current the Attorney General, Clara Olsen a former Member of Parliament and owner of Gazette Newspaper, Leabaneng Masedi the founder of Matlo Go Sha Mabapi AIDS Counselling Centre & Beata Kasale who is a female activist and co-owner of The Voice Newspaper.
The documentary informs of the struggles and journey to gender equality in Botswana, which each of these women has endured. Little is known about the accomplishments of these women and this documentary serves as an excellent educational and informative tool for the public.
Tshepo ‘Rox’ Sikwane of Big Dawg Production calls this documentary, “a true eye opener.”
Big Dawg Production Botswana is working with Mpho Laing, a former counsellor for junior secondary school female students, renowned fashion expert and ambassador for the Mosadi: Celebrating Women through Arts endeavour liaison services. Also part of the team is Bakang Sebele, the founding head of Youth Alive Organization.
Another organizer of the event is Lepang Ferguson, a Communications, Public Relations and Change Management Strategist at Native Impressions.
Alongside a fashion show organized as part of the Mosadi: Celebrating Women in the Arts festivities, there also will be showcased upcoming local designers, Batswana models, poets, dancers, musicians and exhibited art works of female artists from all over Botswana.
Everyone is highly encouraged to watch this documentary. It’s the first of its kind in Botswana, by Batswana, in celebration of Batswana women. It is said that a nation that has no knowledge of its history is like a tree with no roots. This documentary is an opportunity to learn about the history of women in Botswana.