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Walk A Mile | Mile 1 - Tanzania

Follow one woman's journey around the world to discover the power of empathy. Mile 1: Tanzania is the first step of Mallory's global marathon. She walks with a beautiful and empowered stove mason named Elizabeth. Elizabeth is part of an entrepreneurial group of local women who handcraft charcoal-efficient stoves and sell them at affordable prices to local families. The stoves not only provide income to impoverished women but also drastically reduce the life-threatening health risks from cooking over open fire. Watch as Mallory steps into Elizabeth's shoes in order to support these incredible women.

  • Mallory E Brown
  • Mallory E Brown
  • Mallory E Brown
  • The Adventure Project
  • Ryan Doyle
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 27, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Tanzania, United Republic of
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Director Biography - Mallory E Brown

Mallory Brown is a documentary filmmaker and global humanitarian. She travels the world to tell real-life stories of human connection. Mallory’s goal is to encourage others to embrace empathy and create powerful ways to give back. At the age of 33, she has traveled to over 50 countries. Combining her love of travel and filmmaking, Mallory is recognized for pioneering a new, engaging form of philanthropy.

Mallory's latest endeavor, "Walk A Mile," is a global marathon for women's empowerment. She's walking a marathon, one mile at a time, with 26 impoverished women around the world. 26 miles. 26 women. 26 countries. 26 stories of strength. As each “mile” benefits a local charity, the series aims to prove that the economic empowerment of women is the key to pulling families out of poverty. Mallory's marathon explores the power of empathy and how each of us can make a difference.

Mallory's story inspires others to live a passionate, generous, and global life. Her efforts have been featured by the Today Show, The New York Times, Crain's Detroit Business, the Huffington Post, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Mallory was born and raised in Michigan, graduated from Albion College, and currently lives on the edge of Detroit.

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Director Statement

This film is dedicated to Elizabeth...and all the other hard working women of the world. All my love. ~Mallory