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Man made famine

Author: Chris Sheppard
Publisher: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1987.
Series: Filmakers Library online.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Three women from three African countries, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso, tell of their struggle to feed their families. Their stories give a human context to Africa s relentless slide into perpetual famine. We see how the efforts of women, who in fact grow 75% of Africa s food, are so often frustrated by the men in their villages as well as by outside business interests. They receive little help from their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary
Streaming videos
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)780751653
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Sheppard
OCLC Number: 747797952
Language Note: English.
Credits: Producer, Chris Sheppard ; associate producers, The Development Group for Alternative Policies ; studio director, David Grossman.
Performer(s): Host: Glenda Jackson.
Awards: Chris Bronze Plaque, Columbus Film Festival, 1987
Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, 1987
Target Audience: For College; Adult audiences.
Description: 1 online resource (54 min.)
Series Title: Filmakers Library online.
Responsibility: produced by Chris Sheppard.

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Three women from three African countries, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso, tell of their struggle to feed their families. Their stories give a human context to Africa s relentless slide into perpetual famine. We see how the efforts of women, who in fact grow 75% of Africa s food, are so often frustrated by the men in their villages as well as by outside business interests. They receive little help from their husbands who regard farming as demeaning, fit only for women. Often the husbands sell the land for a quick profit. This film gives insight into the women s existence and shows how they are challenging traditional male authority. Their stories are a powerful plea for support of their role in alleviating famine.

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