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In a heartbeat: 4 women, 3 countries, 1 goal

From community health volunteers to hospital CEOs (and the nurses, midwives, and doctors in between), women are breaking down gender barriers to health and ensuring quality care for women and children across Africa and Asia.

In a Heartbeat explores the stories of four women working on the front lines of the healthcare system in Africa and Asia. They share what motivated them to take on their roles, and why they are inspired to continue their lifesaving work.

Director Biography - Benj Binks

Benj Binks is a seasoned filmmaker with a passion for telling people-driven stories. His films not only entertain but also inspire audiences to think, feel, and respond. He’s made dozens of documentaries, including films about the hip hop scene in Mongolia, women being trafficked in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, and a boxing gym in the slums of Nairobi that works with young girls to keep them safe on the city’s streets. When his mum has her way he lives in Australia. She doesn’t have her way very often.

An Aga Khan Foundation film in collaboration with The Compulsive