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Panihari : the water women of India

Author: Abi Devan; Sudhi Rajagopal; J C Ortiz; Five Families Productions.; Choices, Inc.
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, CA] : Choices, Inc., 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : HindiView all editions and formats
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Looks at life in the desert communities of Rajasthan in India's Thar Desert. The film centers around the life of Paru, one of the Panihari (women who fetch water) as she struggles against nature and society to attain self-reliance for her family and herself.
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Genre/Form: Documentary videos
DVD-Video discs
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Abi Devan; Sudhi Rajagopal; J C Ortiz; Five Families Productions.; Choices, Inc.
ISBN: 1933724013 9781933724010
OCLC Number: 67714109
Language Note: In Hindi with English subtitles and voicovers.
Notes: Originally produced in 2004.
Special features: Lesson plan ; guidebook ; photo gallery ; director's commentary; trailer.
Credits: Directors, Abi Devan, Sudhi Rajagopal ; writers, J.C. Ortiz, Abi Devan, Sudhi Rajagopal ; music, Sudhi Rajagopal ; traditional Rajasthani music performed by Bhikey Kha Langa & Party [and others].
Performer(s): Traditional Rajasthani music performed by Bhikey Kha Langa & Party [and others].
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 30 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo.; Internet connection required for access to lesson plan and guidebook.
Contents: Opening --
Madras --
Story of the Paniharu --
Looking for Paru --
Paru --
Gender & tradition --
Choices --
Carrying Paru's story.
Other Titles: Water women of India
Responsibility: the Five Families present a film by Abi Devan and Sudhi Rajagopal.
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Looks at life in the desert communities of Rajasthan in India's Thar Desert. The film centers around the life of Paru, one of the Panihari (women who fetch water) as she struggles against nature and society to attain self-reliance for her family and herself.

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Panihari: The Water Women of India presents an exclusive expose of the life of the Paniharis – an ethnic subculture living in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India. Drawn by the stories of the prominent storyteller and specialist in Rajasthani folklore Komal Kothari, Abi Devan and Sudhi Rajagopal...
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