Ever since she was a child, Marta, a 28 year old indigenous woman from Guatemala, was curious about what it meant to become a woman. Stigma and lack of access to information meant she didn’t get the resources she needed at the time. Now, she’s learning this vital information to provide a better future for herself and her children.
The Guatemalan NGO Mayan Families was launching a campaign to fundraise their Women’s Health initiative, which includes free pap smears, health care and women’s health and sexual education for women who don’t have access to it. They needed a short film to both showcase the work they had been doing for the past 2 years and demonstrate the need for their services in the region.
Instead of just filming the workshop, we partnered with Marta, a former student of the Women’s Health workshop, to tell her story of change. Marta was the perfect example of why the program was so necessary, having both learned at the workshop and received free health care that improved her life. Rosa, one of the workshop’s educator, also participated to explain the NGO’s side.