Announcing the Solutions Storytelling Project: Latin America filmmakers!

Solutions Storytelling Project

Workinesh, a Community Health Worker’s Story

From "Solutions Inside Out," a short film from Beza Hailu Lemma + Last Mile Health

Workinesh Getachew, a community health worker employed by the Ethiopia Ministry of Health, provides life-saving care door-to-door for her neighbors in her rural community. With support from partner organization Last Mile Health, she can access high-quality training and digital tools that enable her to hone her expertise and skills. But the needs of one patient motivate her to dream of moving up the career ladder: her mother. This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project.

Until no patient is out of reach

Meet Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health partners with governments to build strong community health systems that equip professionalized community health workers to provide essential, primary healthcare in the world’s most remote communities. LMH works side-by-side with Ministries of Health in Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, and Sierra Leone.

Nairobi, Kenya

Meet Beza

Beza Hailu Lemma is an Ethiopian filmmaker based in Addis Ababa. He has written, directed, and independently produced factual tv content and several short films, including Ballad of the Spirits (2017), Adey Abeba (2019) and Katanga Nation (2022), the latter of which was screened in competition at Visions du Réel.

Making an Impact

We'll be sharing updates as this film makes its way into the world. In the meantime, please send it to someone who you think would be inspired by it. And leave a comment and a like on the video to support this organization's and filmmaker's work!

Film Credits

Director: Beza Hailu Lemma

Producer: Beza Hailu Lemma

Cinematography: Elias Birhanu

Editor: Yohannes Ergetekal

Sound Recordist: Beza Hailu Lemma

Sound Mix: Baye Endaweke

Colorist: Baye Endaweke

Featuring: Workinesh Getachew, Getachew Kalo, Jemanyesh Besufiqad, Meko Onicho, Caaltuu Ahimed Adem, Hawa Haji, Amina Feyiso, Fikadu Alemayehu, Seada Bobaso.

Story Consultants: Dr Ruth Diriba, Siobhan Kelley, Workinesh Getachew, Ministry of Women and Social Affairs, Ethiopia

Executive Producers: Sky Dylan-Robbins, Gabriel Diamond

Producers: Mungai Kiroga, Debra Aroko

Legal Services: Matthew T. Rogers, Esq.

Original Music by: James Ler, Tabitha Moige Nyamweya.

Special Thanks to: Last Mile Health Ethiopia team, The Depula Sapo community, Cheka Dewaro Health Post.

This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project, a Skoll Foundation-supported initiative from the Video Consortium that connects regional filmmakers and social innovators in the Global South to produce solutions-focused short documentaries that catalyze positive change.