Question & Answer
Zin’s family is happy and healthy. Zin’s husband has found daily labour as carpenter and Sander, Zin and Soe’s youngest daughter, is now 1 year and 6 months. Zin is feeding her baby three times per day and is caring her baby at home. COVID-19 has made it difficult for the family to bring in steady income, however on the days where no work is available Soe goes to the river and catches fish to sell at the local shops.
The ENRICH:1000 Day Journey project is continuing to support Zin by supplying her with her fortified blended food for her children. Zin also get regular visits from a midwife and care group promoters.
“Pressure Baby” is a medical term, though the circumstances surrounding Zin’s pregnancies were quite complex Zin’s pregnancy did not include the issues that relate specifically to a pressure baby. The title refers to the relevant pressures in Zin’s life that include her relationship with her husband, her community and historical gender roles. The title was selected to represent the journey of Zin and her family as a representation of the work that is happening through the ENRICH:1000 Day Journey grant work and, ultimately, to portray her life as a strong and resilient mother who struggles through the complexities of life in a remote village in Myanmar.
Raising Canadian awareness and engagement is critical to make sure development programs continue to prioritize the first 1000 days of a child life. One of the best ways to do this is to build a human connection through authentic stories through long form video-based outputs. This outputs help connect us to people who might otherwise seem so far away. This documentary provides in-depth storytelling as an extension of this awareness and engagement to reach Canadian audiences and ensure continued action on this issue.