Baba Bora ('better father') is a short documentary about toxic masculinity, fatherhood, and what it means to be a man in D.R. Congo.
"Peace in the world starts in the home" is the motto of Jackson and his team as they travel around eastern D.R. Congo - an area with a long history of ethnic conflict and violence. Here they teach 'Fatherhood courses' where the participants are challenged to examine what it means to be a man and a father, and to consider the impact of their attitudes on society. The Fatherhood Program is a violence prevention initiative that is part of a larger strategy to combat gender-based violence, and is supported by the Norwegian NGO 'JOIN good forces'.
Since 2010 more than 4000 men have participated in the 12 day course which focuses on the role of the man, and the significance of fathers and husbands in building local communities and creating peace. These insights are disseminated by the participants in their local communities, through churches, various groups and organizations, to change attitudes on a larger scale.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/JOINgoodforces