UNITE FOR BISSAU (Nô Kumpu Guiné): agroecology and feminism in Guinea Bissau

Director: Iara Lee

Producer: Iara Lee

Producer Company: Iara Lee

Agency: -

Client: Iara Lee

Country: United States


In the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau, this thought-provoking film takes you on a journey that follows brave local women who challenge patriarchy by building institutions that promote self-sufficiency through agroecology. They also defy social norms by standing up against female genital mutilation and rejecting forced marriage. Carrying forward the legacy of Amílcar Cabral, the Bissau-Guinean independence leader who placed women's rights at the center of the struggle for liberation, the women of a rising generation are taking their power back.