documentary films for social change
THESE ARE OUR PROJECTS:
STEPS is a non-profit organisation that develops communication projects to give a voice to marginalised and disadvantaged communities. Our aim is to use socially relevant documentary film to stimulate interest, educate, campaign and empower.
It has been said that, in this century, we have the tools and potential to overcome extreme poverty, but poverty persists, and the gap between the poor and the wealthy continues to widen. Why Poverty? uses documentary film to get people talking about poverty.
What does democracy mean? Independent, award-winning filmmakers from around the world take us into the heart of their countries to look at the world we live in today and explore questions of modern democracy.
Steps for the Future
This is a unique collection of positive, brave and unusual stories about how individuals in Southern Africa are confronting their lives and societies are changing under the impact of HIV/AIDS. It challenges fear and stigmatisation with stories of hope, but also dismantles discrimination and ignorance by cultivating tolerance.
CareTakers is a collaboration between STEPS and SANBI, that provides information about the different components, processes and geographical variation of biodiversity in South Africa, as well as how ordinary people are rising to the challenge, serving as role models for a viable future on planet Earth.
Dare to Dream Asia
Across Asia, more than 750 million young people are searching for possibilities – education, work – and the meaning of life. Dare To Dream will give a voice to the young generation of Asia, through documentary films, looking at the future of the huge continent – not forgetting the incredible potential, and idealism that Asia can offer to its citizens and to the whole world.