Women Make Movies Women Make Movies View Cart
Women Make Movies

Promotional Photos
Related Titles
Related Subjects
Human Rights
Global Feminism
Women's Movement
Peace and Conflict Resolution

click level for more info
DVD Sale $250.00
DVD Rental $75.00
DVD Sale $89.00

Africa is a Woman's Name
Spain/Africa, 2009, 52 minutes, Color, DVD, Shona, Subtitled
Order No. W111042
AFRICA IS A WOMAN’S NAME provides an opportunity for three of Africa’s leading filmmakers to tell their own country’s stories through the lives of the powerful women working to create change. Veteran filmmakers Wanjiru Kinyanjui, from Zimbabwe, and Bridget Pickering, from South Africa, join Kenyan Ingrid Sinclair, director of the critically acclaimed feature film FLAME, to profile three diverse women who eloquently demonstrate the power of women.

Amai Rose, a Zimbabwean housewife and businesswoman, Phuti Ragophala, a dedicated school principal in one of South Africa’s poorest communities, and Njoki Ndung’u, a human rights attorney and member of Kenya’s parliament, tell their individual stories, reflecting upon their own achievements and failures as well as needed initiatives for women and children in their respective societies. Their richly textured self-portraits reveal the gender revolution under way among sub-Saharan women of different backgrounds and origins who are determined to transform their daily realities and the conditions of their lives.


  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
  • Women of the Sun Film Festival, Johannesburg
  • African Diaspora Film Festival, New York
  • Women in Film International, Miami
  • Afrika Eye Film Festival, UK
  • Bermuda International Film Festival
  • CultureUnplugged.com Online Film Festival

back to top


    "Presents the lives of three extraordinary African women from different social levels and origins determined to bring about radical transformations in their day-to-day realities [and] reflect on their own transformations as women being key to interpreting their power."
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    "Female power is embodied in the lives of [these] remarkable African women."
    Center for International Studies, University of Missouri

    "Highly Recommended… addition to high school and college libraries to support programs in anthropology, African studies and women’s studies."
    Educational Media Reviews Online

back to top

    Africa is a Woman's Name is included in the following Special Collections.
back to toptop

back to toptop

Navaigate New Releases Previous Title Next Title Year Subject Title Maker

  Sign up to get our monthly newsletter delivered by email.

You'll get the latest info on WMM films, filmmakers, new releases and worldwide events.
Read the current issue and subscribe!


WMM offers film collections on a variety of specific subject areas, including the collections VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: Ending the Silence, BODY IMAGE, and AFRICAN-AMERICAN: Celebrate the Lives of African-American Women.

Deep discounts are available when you purchase multiple films. More details.

© Women Make Movies, 2005
site map

Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitiates the production, promotion, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. contact us