Director’s Bio and Statement

Adelina Suvagau is an award-winning documentary Director with more than 27 years experience in television and documentary production.

In 1996 Adelina directed the play “The Bald Soprano” by Eugene Ionesco which was sold out and played successfully in Vancouver at Globe 38 Theatre in Gas Town.

In 1996 Adelina signed the screenplay and co-directed the dramatic short film “One day and a lifetime” produced by the North Shore Film school at North Shore Studios.

Since 2004 Adelina created, directed and produced over 700-television episodes for Channel M and OMNI Television.

Adelina Suvagau received in 2012 for “Return to Byzantium-The Art and Life of Lilian Broca” the Best Documentary Award at San Pedro International Film Festival, Los Angeles, California.

In 2017 Adelina directed “That’s One Small Step” a dramatic short which goes back in time, in 1969 when abortions where illegal in North America. She takes the essence of unsafe abortions and adapts it in a imaginative and sensitive direction bringing awareness about the risks of unsafe abortions and its devastating impact as a result of women’s death which has a huge impact on families, communities and nations.

“That’s One Small Step” film invites the audience to reflect what is the true essence of Pro-choice. In the political global climate, abortion is illegal or severely restricted by law in an estimated 125 countries worldwide, mostly in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO):

  • 21.6 million women experience an unsafe abortion worldwide each year; 18.5 million of these occur in developing countries
  • 47 000 women die from complications of unsafe abortion each year.
  • Deaths due to unsafe abortion remain close to 13% of all maternal deaths.

Our film’s mission is to raise awareness on the risks and dramatic impact of unsafe abortions and to help fighting anti-abortion laws worldwide.