Meet the woman reviving one of Asia's poorest countries

Meet Bella Galhos, a human rights activist who fought for Timor-Leste's independence. Now, she tries to create a better, more sustainable future for Asia’s youngest and poorest country. Filmmaker Simon Reichel highlights Galhos' latest project, Leublora Green Village, a women's organic farming cooperative in Mana Bella.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

Meet the woman reviving one of Asia's poorest countries

Meet Bella Galhos, a human rights activist who fought for Timor-Leste's independence. Now, she tries to create a better, more sustainable future for Asia’s youngest and poorest country. Filmmaker Simon Reichel highlights Galhos' latest project, Leublora Green Village, a women's organic farming cooperative in Mana Bella.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.