On the Backs of Women

Borderless & ADC

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. 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. 

Produced by: Qiujing Wong & Dean Easterbrook

Directed by: Dean Easterbrook & Dave Henderson


Best New Zealand Short Documentary – Documentary Edge Festival (2016)