Crossing The River


This interactive web documentary follows the struggle for life of three passionate female health workers in Sub-Saharan Africa, where maternal mortality registers the highest rates in the world.

  • €18,500 Budget in Euros
  • 2018 Final release date
  • 9 Round winner
  • 3 Locations
  • 7 Durations in months

A project by Emanuela Zuccalà
Photo by Valeria Scrilatti
Curated by Zona

On maternal mortality, Sub-Saharan Africa still registers a dramatic situation.

By following the everyday challenges of 3 enterprising female health workers (a doctor, a midwife, an expert in public health) in Sierra Leone, Uganda and Nigeria, we explore specific issues and the possible solutions, from women’s health access to the link between maternal mortality and gender inequality.
A data chapter analyzes the topic with a global view.

Photo Valeria Scrilatti

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