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Caste at Birth (Teacher's Edition)
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directed by Mira Hamermesh; produced by Mira Hamermesh (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 52 mins

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Few Westerners realize the grave situation of India's "untouchables." There are 150 million of them who live a segregated life. They cannot own land or get an education and are condemned to the most menial jobs, such as sweeping streets, cleaning toilets, or butchering animals...

directed by Mira Hamermesh; produced by Mira Hamermesh (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 52 mins
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Asylum: Fleeing Genital Mutilation (Teacher's Edition)
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directed by Sandy McLeod, fl. 1978 and Gini Reticker, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 26 mins

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Asylum is a powerful tale of a young Ghanian woman whose life suddenly changes when her father insists that she undergo a bloody, life-threatening circumcision and then marry an old man. Although traditional circumcision is now illegal in Ghana, it is still practiced. Baaba An...

directed by Sandy McLeod, fl. 1978 and Gini Reticker, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 26 mins
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