Ami, Amar Ma (Myself and My Mother) is a short-film documentary presenting the personal stories of 5 girls aged between 7 and 15, compiled over 4 days in March 2017. The girls wrote, directed and shot a short film based on their own life experiences, focusing on their relationship with their mother. Please watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Lensational is an award-winning, non-profit social enterprise born in Hong Kong, with the mission of empowering women through photography and digital skills across the world. Ami, Amer Ma is Lensational’s first video journalism project featuring and created by the daughters themselves, in collaboration with Rainbow Collective, a documentary producer focused on human, children and social rights, to create a film as a part of an ongoing media training scheme at Nagorik Uddyog, offering children of garment workers a route into further education. This film advocates for female voices in journalism and seeks to influence consumers and corporations to commit to advancing the welfare of the most vulnerable workers and their families.
The Q&A discussion following the film will focus on the unheard voices of overlooked women in journalism and how to get these narratives into the public eye. The girls in the film are able to share their personal stories with the world on how garment factory work affects their lives indirectly, reflecting a variety of emotions and capturing moments of intimate visual stories. Our speakers, with a range of journalistic experiences will focus on how best to continue to empower women such as the girls in the film.