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A Series of 6 programs
A Woman's Place - Short Stories

Six short films about women and development by local women directors.

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Produced by Emily Marlow, Television Trust for the Environment

Six 10-minute films produced for the UN Beijing Conference on Women. Filmed entirely on location by local women directors, the programs range in subject matter from domestic violence and substance abuse in in the Caribbean, to an innovative fish farming project in Fiji.

The titles in the series are:

Dry Days in Dobbagunta - A national literacy program led to the empowerment of women and an anti-liquor campaign.

A Healthy Start - The Women's Health Project, a grass-roots group, ensures that women's health problems will not be overlooked in the new South Africa.

The Alarm Rings Softly - Caribbean women use drama and reggae to focus attention on domestic violence.

Teach a Woman How to Fish and... - In Fiji and Kiribati women are being trained in sea farming techniques.

The Amahs of Hong Kong - Philippino maids in Hong Kong.

Footprints of Sorrow - In Guatemala, war widows have formed a self-help group, CONAVIGUA.

Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
Copyright Date: 1996
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-

"All six segments express...women's desire for independence, self-sufficiency and the important role of having a voice in the decision-making paced, yet informative...geared toward the advanced high school student and above...has a place in all collections in the areas of Women's Studies, History, Sociology and Anthropology. Highly Recommended."
Belinda L. Robinson-Jones, MC Journal

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A Woman's Place - Short Stories

"Express(es)...women's desire for independence...and...a voice in... decision-making." Belinda Robinson-Jones, MC Journal

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Central America/The Caribbean
Developing World
Human Rights
Labor Studies
Reproductive Rights
Social Justice
South Africa
Substance Abuse
Women's Studies

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