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Crossroads radio drama

Crossroads is a six episode serial radio drama exploring issues related to the African Union Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Produced by CMFD on behalf of Fahamu and the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Crossroads: Episode 6

21st May 2009

Tumbo and Tim team up on a rescue mission to find Raha. They are caught by the Taabus and it is up to Sifa to rescue them all. Mzee Taabu and his clansmen are arrested for Raha’s abduction.
Produced by CMFD Productions.

Listen to Episode 6 of Crossroads (mp3)

Crossroads: Episode 5

23rd April 2009

Baba Bahati is arrested and Mama Bahati is treated with hostility by the market women for reporting him. Tasui goes to Mama Dawa but cannot go through with the abortion. Sifa and Tim have a run-in with the Taabu clan.
Produced by CMFD Productions.

Listen to Episode 5 of Crossroads (mp3)

Crossroads: Episode 4

5th March 2009

Inspector Tumbo and Mzee Taabu’s collusion to have Raha inherited is revealed. Mama Bahati is raped by Baba Bahati. Tim provides useful information that may lead to Raha’s rescue.
Produced by CMFD Productions.

Listen to Episode 4 of Crossroads (mp3)

Crossroads: Episode 3

26th February 2009

Mama Bahati struggles with how to act as a woman. Tumbo begins the investigation of Raha afresh, and Sifa discovers a suspicious piece of kanga in the Taabu compound. Tausi is still considering having an abortion.
Produced by CMFD Productions.

Listen to Episode 3 of Crossroads (mp3)

Crossroads: Episode 2

12th February 2009

Mama Bahati and Tumbo experience their first day in each other’s body. Mama Bahati is beaten by her husband. Tumbo begins to treat his new deputy, Sifa, with respect. Tumbo meets Tausi, a schoolgirl he has been having an affair with.
Produced by CMFD Productions.

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Crossroads: Episode 1

5th February 2009

Mama Bahati is searching for her missing daughter. Police Chief Tumbo seems unwilling to help. Mama Bahati’s friend urges her to drink a special brew, and she switches bodies with the police chief.
Produced by CMFD Productions.

Listen to Episode 1 of Crossroads (mp3)

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Video broadcasts

House of Hunger poetry slam in Zimbabwe

11th January 2007

House of Hunger poetry slam in ZimbabweThe House of Hunger poetry slam held in Zimbabwe in 2006, and organised by the Pamberi Trust, showcased young artists performing inspirational work on issues from corporate power to child soldiers. This broadcast features four of the poets.

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Land rights for descendants of slaves in Brazil

12th October 2006 - More...

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Calling all podcasters and filmmakers in Africa

Have you got audio or video on social justice issues that you want to reach a wider audience? Would you like to make podcasts and film but don't know where to start? Do you work in community radio or TV and want to get your work on the internet or are looking for exciting programming from other sources? Get in touch with Pambazuka News and we can provide material, promote your work and in some cases help you to produce it.

Your work can be linked from our website and mentioned in our roundup of African multimedia and you could create films and audio for the Pambazuka multimedia project. We're particularly interested in hearing from people who are non-professionals and want to support media from the grassroots whose messages and voices are not being heard.

Pambazuka News is also developing a set of resources for beginners to help you get started and techniques to make film and podcasts accessible for all parts of the community to learn to use. So if you're interested get in touch with our multimedia coordinator Heidi Bachram at [email protected] for more information.

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