Calling the Shots

Produced in 1995, Calling the Shots builds on the magazine issue Women: A Power for Change. Made by North South Productions in partnership with Marcia Forbes of Phase Three Productions in Jamaica and Pinty Rao of RKO Films in Bombay, it tells the stories of two successful women's projects which use popular communication methods to highlight their concerns.

In Jamaica, the Sistren Theatre Collective has used street theatre and theatre workshops to record the struggles and achievements of Caribbean women and to provide popular education on subjects such as domestic violence and teenage sexuality.

In Ahmedabad India, the Self-Employed Women's Association, a collective supporting poor working women, has used video to make training films and news programmes in their effort to campaign for better conditions.

If the video screen does not appear then watch it on YouTube.