Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  27 minutes
Date:  2011
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 10-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Life 8 - Trawler Girl

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A female trawler captain in Namibia exemplifies goals set forth for women in the Millennium Development Goals.

Life 8 - Trawler Girl

Johanna is Namibia's first female trawler captain. She trained with the Namibian Maritime Fisheries Institute and became skipper after eight years service as an officer and chief mate. Now in command of a crew of 23, she finds that men are not used to a woman at the wheel. Namibia signed up to the Millennium Development Goals that aim to cut poverty by half in 2015. These goals include specific targets for women on education, reproductive health and equality. Johanna is an example of targets fulfilled--but what about her friends and relatives back home?

'There is a continuous challenge of trying to strike a balance in the film: being a woman in a man's world, being a professional and leader at work and being an ordinary woman back home with no title or recognition of being a leader. There are internal dilemmas that happen in daily life to all, in this case, being a mother and being a successful career woman. Johanna brings a message of hope to many, a message that needs to be heard. Life is a challenge but those challenges need to be taken head on by both males and females. The film is good teaching material and is likely to motivate youngsters who would see Johanna as their role model.' Teboho Moja, Clinical Professor of Higher Education, New York University

Citation

Main credits

Akwaake, Abius (Director)
Bradshaw, Steve (Narrator)

Other credits

Music, Ndasuunje Papa, Shikengeni, Audio Network; camera, Nathan Levine-Heaney; editors, Mike-Steve Adeleye, Edward Radford.


Distributor credits

Optimedia

Optimedia
Abius Akwaake
Camera: Nathan Levine-Heaney
Editor: Mike-Steve Adeleye and Edward Radford
Production Manager: Pricilla Swartz and Davina Rodrigues
Series Editor: Steve Bradshaw
A production of Television Trust for the Environment

Docuseek2 subjects

Women's Studies
Gender Studies
Development
Labor Studies
Social Psychology
Education
Namibia

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Anthropology
Developing World
Education
Gender Studies
Labor and Work Issues
Millennium Development Goals
Poverty
Psychology
Sociology
Women's Studies

Keywords

female trawler captain, Namibia, goals for women, millennium development goals, MDGs, Namibian Maritime Fisheries Institute, cutting poverty in half, women, education, reproductive health, equality; "Trawler Girl"; Bullfrog Films; :"Life 8"

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