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The Resource They carry their families, produced by Ingo A. Zamperoni, (electronic resource)

They carry their families, produced by Ingo A. Zamperoni, (electronic resource)

Label
They carry their families
Title
They carry their families
Statement of responsibility
produced by Ingo A. Zamperoni
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Life in a rural village in Mauritania is hard on women. Tradition and Islamic religion are intertwined to reinforce strict gender roles. The husband is the protector and keeper; his word is law. While the men take their ease, the girls and women are off to the fields during the peanut planting and harvest season, walking five miles each way, and coming home with heavy burdens from the fields to prepare the family dinner. They carry the water, sweep the yard, wash the clothes, and care for the children. This short, beautifully filmed video captures succinctly the subservience of women, while at the same time remaining respectful of tradition and culture. There are no drugs, alcohol or loneliness in this kind of community, where family bonds are very strong. We hear from several young Peace Corps workers in the village who are hopeful that by educating and thereby widening the horizons of young women, eventually women will have more choices. From a Western perspective, the future of Africa depends on education and family planning
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Awards note
  • Associated Press, Best Enterprise Reporting (New England), 1999
  • Middle East Studies Association, 1999
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.436
Language note
This edition in English
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  • Zamperoni, Ingo A
  • Filmakers Library, inc
Runtime
12
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  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Mauritania
Target audience
general
Label
They carry their families, produced by Ingo A. Zamperoni, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 6, 2012)
Control code
ASP1652627/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (12 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780754647
Video recording format
other
Label
They carry their families, produced by Ingo A. Zamperoni, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 6, 2012)
Control code
ASP1652627/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (12 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780754647
Video recording format
other

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