We use the power of documentary film to advocate for human rights and social justice.

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 Steps For The Future uses  the power of documentary films and  facilitated film screenings to give vulnerable people a voice. It calls on us to become active participants in civil society in order to bring about social change and create a better and more just society for all.

The multiple-award winning Steps for the Future  programme, emerged out of a collaboration of filmmakers, broadcasters, civil society organisations and people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Since its inception in 2001, more than 100 films have been produced in the Southern African region addressing issues around human rights and social justice.  A selection of the films are available in 18 languages.

  • A STEPS network of partners, using film as a tool, is active in the following countries, Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.
  • The approach of  participatory film production is applied to explore issues affecting marginalised and vulnerable people and communities. It enables them to put their own stories into short documentary films.
  • Training of Facilitator programmes imparts skills to use film as a tool for advocacy and peer group learning.
  • Our impact strategy includes facilitated film screenings  to engage with the broader community.