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Fearless: Stories from Asian Women, 1, Breaking the Caste
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directed by Matthew Kelley, Peter Du Cane and Samantha Kelley; produced by Peter Du Cane and Samantha Kelley, in Fearless: Stories from Asian Women, 1 (O'Connor, Western Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2003), 27 mins
Fathima Burnad is fighting to change a social structure that has existed for 3,000 years. The caste system in India has created apartheid-like discrimination. Although child labor is common and women have few rights, worst off are the 160 million people in the landless, lowest caste -- the Dalits or "untouchables....
directed by Matthew Kelley, Peter Du Cane and Samantha Kelley; produced by Peter Du Cane and Samantha Kelley, in Fearless: Stories from Asian Women, 1 (O'Connor, Western Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2003), 27 mins
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Fearless: Stories from Asian Women, 2, The Price of Freedom
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directed by Matthew Kelley and Peter Du Cane; produced by Samantha Kelley and Peter Du Cane, in Fearless: Stories from Asian Women, 2 (O'Connor, Western Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2003), 27 mins
In 1994 a young poet from rural Bangladesh, Taslima Nasrin, plunged the country into a wave of general strikes and mass protest. Her crime: to write her thoughts about how religious fundamentalism has consigned women to a secondary role in modern society. For her outspokenness, the nation's religious leaders issue...
directed by Matthew Kelley and Peter Du Cane; produced by Samantha Kelley and Peter Du Cane, in Fearless: Stories from Asian Women, 2 (O'Connor, Western Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2003), 27 mins
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Fearless: Stories from Asian Women, 3, Heart on the Sleeve
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directed by Matthew Kelley; produced by Peter Du Cane and Samantha Kelley, in Fearless: Stories from Asian Women, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 27 mins
Although Australia has a first-world economy, hidden within it a third-world industry thrives. Pieceworkers sewing at home are paid per item by clothing companies. They work with punishing deadlines, often seven days a week, for a pitiful few dollars per hour. Hundreds of thousands of workers from non-English spea...
directed by Matthew Kelley; produced by Peter Du Cane and Samantha Kelley, in Fearless: Stories from Asian Women, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 27 mins
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