The Project

Multiple Award Winning Documentary Films

A unique collection of positive, brave and unusual stories about how individuals in Southern Africa are confronting their lives and challenging societies, in response to HIV/AIDS and related issues of human rights. They celebrate the strength of people who share and reflect their own experiences.
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.

For additional information about our project in German, please visit the Weltfriedensdienst website here


Bread for the world
Bertha Foundation