Small Small Thing
I was lucky enough to work with film maker Jessica Vale on her 2012 documentary, "Small Small Thing". The feature documentary went on to win many awards including best documentary feature at the First Glance Film Fest Festival in Philadelphia 2013, best documentary feature at the Kansas International Film Festival and many others... You can watch the trailer below.
In December 2012, Olivia Zinnah died of complications from a rape injury when she was 7 years old. This is her story.
“My administration shall empower Liberian women in all areas of our national life, We will support and increase the writ of laws that restore their dignity and deal drastically with crimes that dehumanize them. We will enforce, without fear or favor, the law against rape recently passed.” – Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (2005)
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work in womens issues. Yet according to UN statistics in 2012, rape is still the #1 crime in Liberia, and the majority of the victims are children. Médecins Sans Frontières in Liberia reports their youngest survivor at 21 months old.
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