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Author: Patricia PlattnerSeverine BardeMaya SchmidCorinne DubuisLight Night (Firm)All authors
Publisher: New York : Women Make Movies, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the women's organization in India, called SEWA, that holds to the simple yet radical belief that poor women need organizing, not welfare. Inspired by the political, economic and moral model advocated by Gandhi, SEWA has grown since it founding to a membership of 217,000 and its bank now has assets of over $4 million. SEWA is at its core a trade union for the self-employed that offers union membership  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Plattner; Severine Barde; Maya Schmid; Corinne Dubuis; Light Night (Firm); Radio-télévision suisse romande.; Fonds Culturel, Suissimage.; Office fédéral de la culture.; Women Make Movies (Firm)
OCLC Number: 63165221
Language Note: In English and Gujarati with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced in 1998.
Credits: Camera, Severine Barde ; editors, Maya Schmid, Corinne Dubuis.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC; widescreen.
Other Titles: SEWA: Self Employed Women's Association
Self-Employed Women's Association
Responsibility: a Light Night Production in coproduction with Télévision Suisse Romande TSR and the participation of Fonds Culturel, Suissimage ; with the financial support of Office fédéral de la culture [and others] ; directed and produced by Patricia Plattner.

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A portrait of the women's organization in India, called SEWA, that holds to the simple yet radical belief that poor women need organizing, not welfare. Inspired by the political, economic and moral model advocated by Gandhi, SEWA has grown since it founding to a membership of 217,000 and its bank now has assets of over $4 million. SEWA is at its core a trade union for the self-employed that offers union membership to the illiterate women who sell vegetables, pick up scraps for recycling from the streets and engage in small cottage industries.

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This documentary explores the many companies that have come to prominence in medical tourism over the years in producing surrogates for couples seeking children. The film does a wonderful job of interviewing these individuals that run medical tourism companies to allow them to explain how their company...
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