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Africa's children

Author: Michael O'ConnellCharlie PearsonDiane AmosThomas S GaleIndependent Communications Associates.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the pressures on female adolescents in the Third World through the stories of four young Kenyan women growing up in a time of cultural upheaval: Christine, a Maasai who escaped an arranged marriage so she could study law; Dekha, bought up in a rigidly patriarchal Muslim town, who aspires to be a doctor; Anastasia, who works on her family's farm while yearning to become a Catholic nun; and Mboone, who dreams  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O'Connell; Charlie Pearson; Diane Amos; Thomas S Gale; Independent Communications Associates.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 48584422
Language Note: English and Swahili.
Notes: Originally released in 2000 as a documentary for public television.
Based on the book, Africa's children by Thomas S. Gale.
Performer(s): Narrator: Diane Amos.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Kenyan women in transition
Responsibility: Inca Productions ; produced by Michael O'Connell ; written by Charlie Pearson.

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Explores the pressures on female adolescents in the Third World through the stories of four young Kenyan women growing up in a time of cultural upheaval: Christine, a Maasai who escaped an arranged marriage so she could study law; Dekha, bought up in a rigidly patriarchal Muslim town, who aspires to be a doctor; Anastasia, who works on her family's farm while yearning to become a Catholic nun; and Mboone, who dreams of exchanging her affluent urban lifestyle for a career of service in the U.N., to help inprove the lives of women all over the world. Female circumcision, polygyny, AIDS, reproductive choice, equal access to education, and other issues are discussed with candor.

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