Leaving Africa

in 2015 Competition

Content is Woman

Documentary | Finland | 84 min
  • Iiris Härmä
  • Visa Koiso-Kanttila

"Have you ever seen any development without pain?" Finnish doctor Riitta has been working in Uganda for more than 25 years. Together with her Ugandan friend Catherine, she brings sex education to Ugandan villages, challenging priests, imams, women and their husbands to discussions on women's rights to their bodies, sexuality and life. In ultra-conservative Uganda, this soon leads to serious complications, jeopardizing their entire life's work. LEAVING AFRICA is a film about the quest for gender equality in Africa and the world's greatest challenge - mitigating the population explosion.