Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Produced by Emily Marlow, Television Trust for the Environment
DVD Purchase $79, Rent $45
US Release Date: 1996
Copyright Date: 1995
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-833-3
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-662-3
Central America/The Caribbean
Labor and Work Issues
A Series of 6 Programs Series|
A Woman's Place - Short Stories (on one DVD)
Six short films about women and development by local women directors.
Six 10-minute films produced for the UN Beijing Conference on Women. Filmed entirely on location by women directors, the programs range in subject matter from domestic violence and substance abuse in the Caribbean, to an innovative fish farming project in Fiji.
The titles in the series are:
Teach a Woman How to Fish and... - Sea farming empowers women in Fiji.
Dry Days In Dobbagunta - Literacy program spurs anti-liquor campaign in rural India and empowers women.
A Healthy Start - The debate over women's health care in South Africa.
The Alarm Rings Softly - Caribbean women use drama and reggae to fight domestic violence.
The Amahs of Hong Kong - Filippino women exploited as maids in Hong Kong.
Footprints of Sorrow - Guatemalan war widows fighting for human rights.
This version combines all six films on a single tape. The series is also available on separate tapes.
"All six segments express...women's desire for independence, self-sufficiency and the important role of having a voice in the process of decision-making...fast paced, yet informative...geared toward the advanced high school student and above...has a place in all video collections in the areas of Women's Studies, History, Sociology and Anthropology. Highly Recommended."
Belinda L. Robinson-Jones, Coordinator, Educational Media Center/AV Services, Ohio University, Zanesville, MC Journal