Alice Rowsome is a BAFTA-nominated filmmaker and journalist. Her work has been commissioned by National Geographic, The Guardian, Broadly, VICE Impact, The Independent, Refugees Deeply and other publications. Focusing on forced migration, climate change and women's rights, she has reported from Somaliland, Lebanon, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Colombia and Bolivia. Her other focus is child poverty in the UK and the US. She has filmed and produced observational documentaries on the topic for Channel 4 Dispatches, BBC and PBS Frontline.
One by one the teenage girls crouch down and take a seat, forming a circle on a cushioned floor draped over with a white sheet. As they take out their ‘Stop Child Brides’ branded notebooks out of their ‘We Can’ bags, there is a palpable sense of excitement in the room.
In Somaliland, a crippling drought has driven many women and children from their rural villages and into dangerous and overcrowded refugee camps.
Pachamama, a feature-length documentary produced, filmed and edited by Alice, aims to shed light on the human narratives behind climate change by giving an insight into the lives of the Kallawayas, an indigenous population in the Bolivian Andes.