Theme: Why should I be concerned about women's economic empowerment?
The entries are in! Winner to be announced by end of May!
(Judges have requested an extension!)
Read the story behind each video at the bottom of the page.
Rise Up Together
Video by Amy Ward
Women's Economic Empowerment Story
Video by Andreas Tiedtke (and Sylvana Tiedtke)
Marie and Liz's Story
Video by Andrew Warkentin
The Malala Song Echoes
Video by Danish Khan
Cherokee Legend Lullaby
Video by Esther Tiedtke
Everyone Empowerment inspired by MEDA
Video by Sylvana Tiedtke (and family)
Videos are listed alphabetically by submitter's first name.
- Winners will be announced by May 15th, 2013.
- A panel of judges will determine the award winners based on understanding of the theme, the strength of their argument, clear expression of ideas, production values and originality.
- Popularity of the video based on star ratings and views will also be a factor.
"This video is a compilation of three trips to the Andean Highlands of Peru and Bolivia. Food for the Hungry Bolivia works with women in rural, agrarian communities on initiatives that empower women and move towards economic development. I have spent a significant amount of time developing relationships with and learning from the women of Rosas T'ikas Handicraft Association. In my most recent trip, I met Jimena who uses wool to create felt hats with APROZAT. The work they're doing is truly inspirational. It takes cultural practices that are so integral to their community and turns them into responsible modes of economic development. The footage for this film was shot between the 2011-2013. Each face in this film has a story. Three minutes isn't enough time to share them all. May this short introduction inspire women around the world."
"A fictional story, written and narrated by Sylvana, and illustrated by Andreas, that shows how building relationships and providing tools can empower women to reach their dreams, provide for their families and enhance their communities."
"This video tells the story of Marie and Liz who spent the last year living and working in Western Africa. They share with us what they observed and learned about Women's empowerment and African culture, as well as a success story of women's empowerment that they were able to experience first hand."
Note: This video makes use of many photos, all which were taken by Liz and Marie, and we have their full permission to use them. The background music was obtained from a royalty free music database.
"This video is about the rights of women which are being neglected in terms of old rules made by the ancestors with out knowing the danger behind its implementation.This video is about the basic rights of girls to get education so that they can play a major part in the progress of their nation and country."
"This video presents a vision, through the eyes of a child, of what the world is like when we nuture the attitudes that lead to the empowerment of all. It also points to a tangilble way in which MEDA is working to realize that vision through business solutions to poverty aimed at women's economic empowerment. Words and music are arranged by Esther Tiedtke, based on the beautiful Cherokee Legend of the Wolves Within. Cartoon drawings are by the Tiedtke children."
"This video was a collaborative effort between the Tiedtke children and their Hinz cousins that celebrates the progress that has been made in women's economic empowerment. The idea was to capture the impact of continued efforts to reduce gender inequality and empower girls and boys to work and dream together as equals. The evidence is in the range of career choices of the children and the absolute certainty that any option is open to them, their friends, and family. The goal in putting the video together was to increase awareness that others have layed the foundation for the privileges we enjoy, that we must continue to work diligently and share what we've learned with others locally, and to showcase MEDA as one organization that is working towards women's economic empowerment globally."