The Story

An exclusive portrait of Malawi’s first female President Joyce Banda, as she tries to steer her country out of an economic crisis. Undaunted by the challenge, claiming ‘all African women carry heavy loads’, Banda, an award-winning gender activist, wants the Malawian people to be living better lives by the end of her term.

  • Directed, Produced, Edited by: Nick Francis and Marc Francis
  • Executive Producer for the Guardian: Lucy Lamble
  • Music: Nikki French
  • Supported by The Guardian and Worldview