Tag Archive | Gender

Birth in Nepal

A film made by Subina Srestha who travels to rural Nepal to find out what are the conditions like for women giving birth in the country, and why do so many die through pregnancy-related matters.

The film reveals not only the conditions for child-birth but also the gender-prejucide that prevails in rural areas. Really an eye-opener into how much of the world still lives to this day.

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Buddha Collapsed out of Shame

Buddha Collapsed

The Iranian filmmaker Hana Makhmalbaf made this film set in the shadow of the Bamiyan Buddhas shortly after they were destroyed by the Taliban, scenes from which open and close the film. The caves around the Bamiyan cliffs are the home to many Hazara families, who live a very simple and poor life.

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