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People’s Century (Parts 22-24)

Synopsis
A history of 20th century in 26 parts as seen from the point of view of the ordinary people who have lived through the events. Includes interviews and extensive archive footage.
22 (producer Anne Moir): By the 1970s women in Western countries had gained new rights and achieved a new level of equality, fighting campaigns for equal pay and opportunities. But millions of women in developing countries remained second-class citizens, facing dangers such as circumcision and the burning of brides over unsatisfactory dowries. Concludes with the 1995 UN Women’s Conference in Beijing.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 165 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Broadcast on BBC1 from 26/1/97.
Documentation
Accompanying book available separately.
Subjects
History
Keywords
Afghanistan; feminism; history of the 20th century; Islam; Mujahidin; religious fundamentalism; social history; Vietnam war; women’s rights

Credits

Producer
Anne Moir; Ben Loeterman; Bill Treharne Jones
Contributor
Peter Pagnamenta

Sections

Title
1970: half the people
Synopsis
22 (producer Anne Moir): By the 1970s women in Western countries had gained new rights and achieved a new level of equality, fighting campaigns for equal pay and opportunities. But millions of women in developing countries remained second-class citizens,

Title
1975: war of the flea

Title
1979: God fights back

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Home Video

 

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