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Afghanistan: Afghan Women

by Josephine Powell and Nancy Dupree
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
The words of the women and the rhythm of their lives in the seclusion of family compounds suggests both the satisfying and the limiting aspects of a woman's role in a rural Afghan community. Filmed in the Balkh Province, an area inhabited by Tajik and other Central Asian peoples. The town of Aq Kupruk is approximately 320 miles northwest of Kabul.The theme of the film focuses on women. The film and accompaning instructor notes examine the economic, political, religious, and educational status of women, their legal and customary rights, and the degree of change in their actual and perceived roles.
Director
Nancy Dupree; Josephine Powell
Release Date
1974
Language
In English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Series
Faces of Change
Faces of Change
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1974.
Publisher no.
1049070 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 17 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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