“Sari Stories” on Al-Jazeera

Al-Jazeera English recently broadcast Sari Stories, a documentary about the lives of four village women in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. All former child brides themselves, the women decided to focus the piece on child marriage in their community. What’s unique about this film is that the women were trained to shoot their own footage and interview their friends and family, which adds an intimacy to the piece that is rare.

Watch the whole thing. It’s worth it.

Part two can be found here.

(Via Feministing)

Jessica Simpson Has “Beautiful Adventure” in Uganda, Sleeps Under Mosquito Net

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Jessica Simpson was in Uganda last week filming a documentary called the Price of Beauty. While Simpson was struck by the strong women she met, she was for some reason horrified by the fact that she had to sleep under mosquito netting. The above photo was posted by the singer to her Twitter account along with the message “WTF?!? Do I really have to sleep like this?”

No, Jessica, you don’t have to sleep like that. But it does beat getting malaria.