Women Hold Up the Sky tells the story of how women activists affected by mining and other forms of large-scale extractives in South Africa, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are deeply engaged in resistance and an active struggle to take back control of their land, their rights, their bodies and their lives. Journeying between these three countries, this documentary reveals the experiences and activism of women in three African countries but tells a much bigger story of the ongoing exploitation of natural resources and marginalisation of poor communities, particularly women.

  • International title Women Hold Up The Sky
  • Filmmaker Yaba Badoe
  • country DRC, Zuid-Afrika
  • Feature 36 Min
  • Cast Yaba Badoe, Nelson Makengo and Sharon Farr
  • Year 2020
  • Spoken Engels, Kikongo, Lingala, French, Zulu, Runyoro-Rutooro, Swahili, Runyankore-Rukiga and Lugungu
  • Subtitle English