Price: $210.00

    Code: 2210

    Directed By: Karen Zider
    Length: 27 mins.
    Purchase: $210 Classroom Rental: $65

    Micro credit may just be a theory to some, but to three low-income women in Cali, Colombia, it has become a source of hope as they work hard to take the stigma out of poverty and provide a better life for their families. Moving Forward is a powerful and inspiring film that portrays the challenges that Luz Marina, Nancy and Consuelo have to face while revealing the impact of micro credit in their lives. The documentary gives an in-depth perspective at their personal struggle providing a positive viewpoint while exploring the role of women in a developing nation. Moving Forward raises awareness about the importance of micro credit in improving low income people's lives and shows how small seeds can bring fruitful results when people are given a chance to fulfill their potential.

    Subjects & Collections

    Festivals & Awards

    * Official Selection, Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, 2006
    * Winner, Documentary Award, Athens Intl. Film & Video Festival, 2005
    * Official Selection, DC Independent Film Festival, 2006
    * Official Selection, Boston Latino Film Festival, 2005


    “A compact, atmospherically rich and affirmative documentary… both a concrete testimony to the beneficial potential of micro credit and a vibrantly sympathetic portrait of women in a male-dominant cultural context succeeding against formidable obstacles to establish independence and financial security for themselves and their families. Recommended.” – Educational Media Reviews Online