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Three Generations of Struggle / Democracy or Disruption: Wangari Maathi and Green Belt

Synopsis
Two films from a series exploring ways of resolving conflicts across Africa.
1: During Eritrea’s 30-year war with Ethiopia, women fought alongside men as equal partners on the front lines. Today, they face a more subtle battle within their own society foresee a long and bitter struggle to bring about an end to sexual discrimination. Here, three generations of women tell their stories of Eritrea’s fight for independence and reflect upon their new fight for equality in their homeland.
2: Founder of the Gren Belt movement that organises rural women to plant and raise trees, Professor Wangar Maathai is a globally recognised environmental leader and an outspoken opponent of the entrenched power structures in Kenya. Kenya’s president Daniel arap Moi sees her as a threat to the country’s security. The film asks what she represents for Africa and African women.
Series
Africa: Search for Common Ground
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1998
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Development studies; Politics & government
Keywords
Africa; Eritrea; Kenya; sexual equality; women’s emancipation; women’s rights

Sections

Title
Three generations of struggle
Synopsis
1: During Eritrea's 30-year war with Ethiopia, women fought alongside men as equal partners on the front lines. Today, they face a more subtle battle within their own society foresee a long and bitter struggle to bring about an end to sexual discriminatio

Title
Democracy or disruption: Wangari Maathi and Green Belt
Synopsis
2: Founder of the Gren Belt movement that organises rural women to plant and raise trees, Professor Wangar Maathai is a globally recognised environmental leader and an outspoken opponent of the entrenched power structures in Kenya. Kenya's president Danie

Production Company

Name

Cape Town

Address
South Africa
Name

Common Ground Productions

Email
cpt@sfcg.org
Phone
001 202 265 4300
Fax
001 202 232 6718
Address
1601 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington DC 20009
USA

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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