ANGELS is an independent documentary project directed by Jane Labous exploring the taboo issue of infertility in Africa. Thousands of women in sub-Saharan Africa are affected by the pain and sadness of infertility, yet infertility is still widely perceived to be a uniquely ‘Western’ problem.


The project, including films, essays, photography and audio in English and French, documents how West African women and doctors are determined to shatter taboos around the subject of infertility, offering women opportunities for treatment and support. You can watch the English and French versions of ANGELS below. A drama film, You Are Not Alone, is showing at festivals during 2019.

The ANGELS story has featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Geographical and Jeune Afrique, The film was also reviewed on Top Sante.

The drama, You Are Not Alone, premiered (Eastern Europe) at the St Petersburg International Film Festival in July 2019, then at Mallorca Evolution Film Festival 2019 and Southampton Film Week 2019, where it won Best Documentary. It is also selected for Mediterranean Film Festival, Cannes, 2019, and Worldwide Women's Film Festival 2020 

Angels won a “Merck More than a Mother” ‘Media Recognition & Film Award 2019 in ‘Film Category’ for French-Speaking African Countries.  


Visit the ANGELS website to find out more about the documentary.. 

© 2019 by Jane Labous

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