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Man-Made Famine

Synopsis
Argues that neglect of women farmers is a major reason for famine in Africa. Three quarters of Africa’s food is grown by women, but most of Africa’s land is owned by men, and most agricultural investment is given to men. The focus is on one village and one woman respectively from Burkino Faso, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 55 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
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Notes
A shortened 33-minute version entitled WITH THESE HANDS is also available from Concord.
Uses
Women’s studies, African studies, development studies, courses on agriculture*
Subjects
Agriculture; Development studies
Keywords
Africa; Burkina Faso; famine; farming; Kenya; women farmers; Zimbabwe

Credits

Cast
Glenda Jackson 

Production Company

Name

New Internationalist Publications

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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