Along the northern coast of Tanzania, an innovative approach to development combines efforts to conserve natural resources with reproductive health services and sustainable economic opportunities. In Healthy People, Healthy Environment, three women from the Pangani and Bagamoyo districts – Rukia, Mahija, and Fidea – show how these integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) projects empower them to help their families, their communities, and their environment.
Executive Producer: Sean Peoples
Director of Photography/Editor: Michael T. Miller
Supervising Producer: Meaghan Parker
Narrator: Miriam Nasieku
Music: Pump Audio
Animation: Julie Tinker
A co-production of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Think Out Loud Productions. Filmed on location in Pangani and Bagamoyo Districts, Tanzania.
Sean Peoples, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Environmental Film Festival, Washington, DC (3/2013)
American University, Washington, DC (3/2013)
Wilson Center, Washington, DC (4/2013)
IPPF/WHR, New York City (5/2013)
Best Practices Forum, Arusha, Tanzania (8/2013)
Boston University, Boston (9/2013)
Sierra Club, Washington, DC (9/2013)
Resilience Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh (9/2013)
Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, Bangkok, Thailand (9/2013)
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand (9/2013)
UN General Assembly Side Event, New York City (9/2013)
Duke University, Durham (9/2013)
INTERVIEW WITH THE FILMMAKERS
“We need dynamic approaches. We can’t just keep going with the single sector approach and hoping that a conservation project will do really more than it’s intended to do,” said Executive Producer Sean Peoples in an interview with the Wilson Center’s Dialogue program alongside Director of Photography and Editor Michael T. Miller. “These people are living integrated lives. How can we have integrated solutions for them?”
“The challenge is trying to share that ‘A-ha!’ moment with people who aren’t familiar with the work and aren’t familiar with the area,” Miller said. “It’s something that you don’t really understand until you get there on the ground.”
Healthy People, Healthy Environment is the recipient of a 2013 Silver Telly Award for outstanding film/video. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
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