Partners' Forum, 17-20 April 2007,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Play Your Part
Advocacy in action in Tanzania
Play Your Part is a participatory film project that gives a voice to mothers, midwives and children in one African country - and brings those voices to a global audience. Five midwives and a doctor working on the front line of maternal and child health were trained in film making in order to gather real life stories within their own country of Tanzania. This is not a professionally made advocacy film. This is a documentary made from the heart by people telling their stories for the first time.
Play Your Part uses film and stories from the community to address mother and child health issues central to saving lives and achieving the Millennium Development goals. The vibrant soundtrack is written and performed by one of Tanzania's leading singers, Stara Thomas.
This commemorative CD-ROM includes the full broadcast version of Play Your Part as screened at the Partners' Forum for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 2007, as well as the pop remix of the title song, Play Your Part, by Stara Thomas.
The project was created by the White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania, and funded by the UK Government's Department for International Development. Very special thanks go to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Government of Tanzania for its support.
For community use of Play Your Part, please contact:
Photos credit WHO/Barny Trevelyan-Johnson