Meryl Streep set to narrate 'Shout Gladi Gladi' documentary
Adam Friedman and Iain Kennedy’s documentary, Shout Gladi Gladi, is getting some Oscar-winning star power as Meryl Streep is now set to narrate. The documentary focuses on women’s health in Africa, specifically exploring fistula, a disease that impacts an estimated 2 million women living in African countries.
The documentary is being made in association with the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, run by Ann Gloag. It will follow her experiences working in Kenya, Malawi, and Sierra Leone with women affected by the disease.
“’This powerful film attests to the igniting power of one woman, Ann Gloag, to set in motion hundreds of helping hands, doctors , nurses, caregivers, family and friends, to resuscitate the health and status of victims of fistula, and to give them back their lives,” Streep said in a release.
Melinda Gates and Wole Soyinka, the first African to be honored with a Nobel Prize, are to make appearances in the film. Gloag will act as executive producer and Friedman will produce through his company, Vertical Ascent.