Too often development issues are presented from a negative and ‘victim-led’ perspective in the media. In particular ‘Southern’ women are portrayed as poor and powerless.

Pathways researchers hoped to challenge these limited representations and influence the next generation of documentary filmmakers wanting to bring about positive social change, by providing them with support and access to new research.

This text resource gives greater context to the film 30% and explores the relevance of film in a digital age, where visual media offers an immediate and accessible mode of communication for researchers.