Borderless film ‘On the Backs of Women’ features in 2016 Documentary Edge Festival (NZ)

Posted on 14 April 2016
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Congratulations to award winning Borderless filmmakers Dean Easterbrook & Dave Henderson on the recent release of for-purpose documentary ‘On the Backs of Women’. 

The film offers a rare window into the lives of three entrepreneurial women battling poverty and isolation in Myanmar. The film will be screening as part of the Documentary Edge Festival in Wellington and Auckland:

  • WellingtonThe Roxy Cinema - 7th-12th May
  • AucklandQ Theatre - 19th-21st May 


Buy tickets here


About the film and social change campaign

Set in the small town of Kalaymyo, Myanmar, On the Backs of Women is the story of three entrepreneurial Burmese women working their way out of poverty. Each with their own set of challenging life circumstances they must struggle to survive. Through small loans made by a local microfinance bank, they are offered hope and solidarity, and a chance to change. Their stories are a reflection of thousands of entrepreneurial women experiencing poverty around the world. This is a story of commitment through desperation, and ultimately the drive to create a better life for themselves and the people they love.

On the Backs of Women is a for-purpose film with the aim of generating lending to poor entrepreneurs around the world.  Borderless and Aotearoa Development Cooperative (ADC) have formed an official partnership to ensure this purpose is met through sales, events, campaigns and fundraising programmes.


To learn more about the film and campaign, contact:

Qiujing Easterbrook-Wong, CEO - Borderless