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Not the Numbers Game Series
Land of Widows

Population and health problems in post civil war Cambodia.

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Directed by Yim Chandavy and Amanda Rudman
Produced by Emily Marlow and Jenny Richards for Television Trust for the Environment

Tha is having a baby - her tenth. She already works all day trying to feed her other children, and doesn't want anymore.

After 25 years of bloody civil war in Cambodia, in which men were killed by the hundreds of thousands, up to 75% of rural households are now headed by women. This film shows the work of Toh, a local midwife, who devotes her spare time to helping other poor women in a region with one of the world's highest rates of maternal mortality and where health services are almost nonexistent.

Other titles in the series are:

Mothers of Malappuram - Literacy and access to health services slow population growth in India.

On the Way - A new sex education project in Peru combats teenage pregnancy.

The Cutting Edge - A Ugandan project attempts to change attitudes about female genital mutilation.

Fighting Back - Women in Bosnia are rebuilding war-torn lives.

Invisible Garments, Expensive Soles - Nike and other multinationals are moving production to developing countries like Indonesia.

Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1997     Copyright Date: 1996
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-855-4     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-708-5

"Excellent work...a powerful depiction of population issues and women's responses."
Dr. Nafis Sadik, Exec. Dir. UN Population Fund

"Provide(s) an interesting wide-angle snapshot of various women's health and welfare issues in developing countries, and would be a useful discussion opener in classrooms, or a suitable addition to larger public and academic collections interested in women's and/or population studies."
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Land of Widows

"A powerful depiction of population issues and women's responses." Dr. Nafis Sadik, Executive Director, UN Population Fund

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At the End of a Gun
The devastating effect that the civil war in Sri Lanka is having on women.

Not The Numbers Game (BBC Version)
The role of women in solving development and population problems worldwide.

When Abortion was Illegal
Devastating stories from the era of illegal abortion.

Midwives...Lullabies...and Mother Earth
Fascinating look at pioneering natural birth doctor, Michel Odent.

House on Fire
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

Rising Above
Vietnamese women build on experiences of war.

Half The Sky
Changes in the lives of four generations of Chinese women.

Footprints of Sorrow
Guatemalan war widows fighting for human rights.

A Healthy Start
The debate over women's health care in South Africa.

Welcome to Womanhood
Efforts to stop female genital mutilation in Uganda.

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