Sunday, April 15, 2012

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it. Mahatma Gandhi

 I just watched a documentary that I think everyone should see. The film was made in 2008. It showed the strength of coming together to achieve a goal.  The name of the film is A POWERFUL NOISE by Sheila C. Johnson. 
The film follows 3 women, each who live in different worlds, but all are working to overcome barriers, rise up, and claim a voice and power.  Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam working to educate people about HIV/AIDS. Nada, a survivor of the Bosnian war, works to unite the people in her community to rebuild. Jacqueline works to promote and bring to realization the education of women in the slums of Bamako, Mali.
 Their personal stories illustrate larger issues affecting millions of marginalized women worldwide.
Did you know that 60 percent of the world's 1 billion poorest people are women and girls?
Women make up two-thirds of the estimated 776 million adults worldwide who cannot read or write.
 In 2006, 260,000 people in Vietnam were living with HIV and 13,000 died of AIDS.
And these are just 3 stories of the many out there.  
You can read more about it at their website.
You can watch the 80 minute documentary on HULU here:


  1. bless your generous, giving heart! thanks for sharing this.

  2. Your facts stun me. Absolutely stun me. Thanks for letting us know this.

  3. Fascinating facts Rose, and thank you for bringing to our attetion this amazing docu.