Big Men tells ​the stories of East Africa's unlikely feminists: men in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya who are redefining masculinity and/or fighting for female empowerment.

  • €19,992 Budget in Euros
  • 2017 Final release date
  • 9 Round winner
  • 3 Locations
  • 4 Durations in months

Big Men tells character-led stories about men, masculinity and gender equality in East Africa, from men who have dedicated their lives to women’s rights, to those who have been forced to rethink their machoism.

Too often gender development is considered women’s problem to solve, but from pastors to police officers, this project examines the role men can play. We challenge the African ‘Big Men’ stereotype, presenting stories of men redefining masculinity. The project does so by using a multimedia mix of text, photo, documentary and illustration.

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