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RADIO TABOO - Community Radio for women's rights and social change in Cameroon, West Africa

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THE STORY:

Radio Taboo is a development project and a documentary film about Issa Nyaphaga, a political exile returning to his small village in West Africa to build a community radio station to educate his community about subjects that are often too taboo to talk about. Issa Nyaphaga was a journalist in Cameroon in the 1990s where he was jailed and tortured for his political cartoons. He is now heading back to his village in Cameroon to build a community radio station to educate villagers about AIDS, the environment, gay rights and women’s issues by training citizen journalists to report on local issues. Nditam, his village, has no running water, no electricity, no schools or hospitals and no public news service. The film follows his struggle to raise funds, get the materials, gather manpower, build the station, train citizen journalists and make the station work for the betterment of his community.

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