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Monday’s Child - A Baby Born in Rural Nepal

Synopsis
A rare and important piece of infant development material, which documents in detail the development of a baby, born in winter to a subsistence farming family in rural Nepal. It shows the effects of an initially depressed mother at first not responding, and then beginning to respond to her infant. It raises important questions about the development and mental heath of this and so many other third world infants who grow up in similar conditions. It also questions whether regular observation could more often be applied as a treatment method in situations where there is maternal depression and/or rejection of infants.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2005
Notes
An article ‘Against the odds: An account of filming an infant observation in rural Nepal 1’ by Meg Leng on the technical and cultural issues raised by making the film , published in the journal Infant Observation is available for online purchase at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a723657613
Subjects
Anthropology; Psychology; Social welfare; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
child development; mental health; Nepal; post-natal depression; maternal response

Credits

Director
Lynn Barnett; Meg Leng

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
68 minutes
Year
2012

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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