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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
A Philanthropist who beleives in good standard of life for all.
A Journalist still learning.
A Documentary filmmaker challenging attitudes with the help of the camera.
An African woman who will never "shut up"

My Passions:
HIV Stigma affecting African women and children

My Challenges:
Too many to list here

My Vision for the Future:
Empowering women to talk for themselves...

My Areas of Expertise:
Anti-Stigma documentary films


JaniceW's picture


An African woman who will never "shut up". I love that! Here, we encourage you to raise your voice high and connect with your sisters around the world, and so I am thrilled that you have joined us. We need strong voices such as yours to speak for the silent and unheard, to reveal the injustices and discrimination we do not read about and to share the powerful stories that you hear. Welcome to PulseWire and I hope that when your films are complete, you will provide a link to your work.

Regina Kessy's picture

Hi Janice.......

Thank you for the comment.
I have an interesting film about life and death which I produced in South Africa but I do not know how to put the link here..
An you talk me through??
Unfortunately most of my other films cannot be posted here because of copy right issues or just ethical as they dealt with vulnerable children etc..
Right now Im at university doing PhD on "The role of documentary films in reduction of HIV/AIDS stigma affecting women in Tanzania"
This will culminate with participation of the affected women in producing an empowering film full of empathy elements to try and create awareness and change attitude towards them.. HIV stigma is do discrediting that I feel it simply dehumanizes people..especially women in my country...........
Thanks again and awaiting your kind response... the link to the film "Life goes on" is here..


JaniceW's picture


hi there..... with that link, everyone will be able to access the film now but perhaps you would like to create a new journal entry introducing the film. Click on your "Journal" tab and "post to your journal". I look forward to viewing it and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any other questions. You can also send me a private message by clicking on the "Inbox" tab where you can write a new message which is only viewable by us. Best wishes,

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


jadefrank's picture


Hi Regina,

Welcome to PulseWire. We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

It's exciting to have a new member from Tanzania, as this is a country that has little representation in our community. I hope that you will share with us the issues that women face in your country. I just finished watching your documentary "Life Goes On" and was so moved by the stories of the people in South Africa. I really loved the music, images and the stories of the people who are working with what they've got to rise up in life. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

I encourage you to use your journal as a place to further introduce yourself, your work and your passions to the PulseWire community. Think of your journal as a blog, where you can speak your mind and reach an audience of over 3000 women and supporters of women's initiatives. Check out what others are writing about in Voices Rising.

Also, I would like to invite you to participate in a new writing opportunity to be published in World Pulse Magazine. We are asking women around the world to tell us their personal narratives on Land. Today is the last to enter.

Check it out!


Auma's picture


I love the work that you are doing! Will be looking out to hear more and more about it! I tried to watch the film but unfortunately i was not able.Got right to the page but never was able to get further!

I also work much around AIDS issues,and so very interested to hear more on how stigma can be handled because it is a big challenge in all our communities.

Karibu sana Regina! Tuzizdi kushirikiana hapa!


Michelle Kohrs's picture

Filmmaking in Tanzania

I'm so glad to have come across a documentary filmmaker from Tanzania! I, too shoot documentaries. I live in the US but I've had the amazing opportunity to film in communities around Kilimanjaro. Most recently I worked on a project interviewing AIDS patients at Machame hospital. The film was shown around health organizations in the US to give people a glimpse of the issues AIDS patients are facing in Tanzania.

I watch the film you posted above. Very beautifully shot, thanks for sharing. I am excited to hear more about your work. Your focus for your PhD sounds very interesting, as does the film you have planned.

The short time I have spent in your country has been life-changing and I look forward to returning again soon.

Please do keep us all posted on your research and filmmaking!



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