The new short film Empty Handed: Responding to the Demand for Contraceptives showcases the plight of women in Uganda who want birth control but are being failed by a dysfunctional distribution system.  The average Ugandan woman will give birth to 6.7 children — that’s the second-highest fertility rate in the world, behind only Niger.  The film, produced by Population Action International, debuted earlier this month.

Watch the trailer (1:45):
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/11909933 w=500&h=281]

Empty Handed Short from Population Action International on Vimeo.

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Or watch the full short film (8:27):
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/11910138 w=500&h=281]

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Empty Handed from Population Action International on Vimeo.

Then read an op-ed by the filmmaker, Nathan Golon.

And my interview with Suzanne Ehlers, president of Population Action International.

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