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All Different, All Equal
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(Bullfrog Films), 25 mins
This video looks at progress in achieving greater equality for women--five years after the Beijing Conference on Women. Government delegations in Beijing pledged themselves to tackle increasing violence against women. But in South Africa, the police and judiciary still don't regard rape and domestic violence as se...
(Bullfrog Films), 25 mins
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The Amahs of Hong Kong
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(Bullfrog Films, 1996), 11 mins

This film explores the lives of Filipino maids in Hong Kong. Forced by mass poverty and continuing economic crisis to leave their families and homeland behind, the amahs send 70-85% of their earnings back to the Philippines. The women often suffer horrific abuse from their employers, and the sacrifices they make a...

(Bullfrog Films, 1996), 11 mins
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At the End of a Gun
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(Bullfrog Films), 27 mins
Druki Martenstyne's son Jason died in September 1995. Her husband, Cedric, went missing in January 1996. 'I know the pain,' she says. 'I've suffered my son dying, and that we can accept -- we can move on and go back to our memories. But not knowing is something very, very difficult. Some people say they have seen...
(Bullfrog Films), 27 mins
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Educating Yaprak
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(Bullfrog Films), 26 mins
At the crossroads of Asia and Europe, Turkey is a country with a large, young population. But literacy rates have traditionally lagged behind neighboring Greece and Bulgaria. With its sights firmly set on future EU membership, Turkey has identified education as key to reducing poverty. So Turkey has embarked on an...
(Bullfrog Films), 26 mins
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Footprints of Sorrow
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(Bullfrog Films, 1996), 10 mins

Today there are 45,000 war widows in Guatemala who have been marginalized in Guatemalan society. But a group of them formed CONAVIGUA (The Committee of Guatemalan widows), which is fighting back, holding literacy classes and encouraging political participation. They are demanding that their rights as indigenous...

(Bullfrog Films, 1996), 10 mins
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Missing Out
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(Bullfrog Films), 27 mins
Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, and less than a third of the population has access to any health care. Malnutrition remains the main cause of maternal and infant mortality and well over half of all pregnant women suffer from iron deficiency anemia. This program from the City Life series follows...
(Bullfrog Films), 27 mins
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Reel to Real: Balancing Acts
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(Bullfrog Films), 24 mins
In 1994, 179 government leaders attending the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development signed a groundbreaking agreement aimed at improving the lives of women worldwide. Balancing Acts -- the first in a duo of Life programs made in collaboration with women broadcasters and producers around the...
(Bullfrog Films), 24 mins
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Rosita
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(Bullfrog Films, 2005), 58 mins

ROSITA, a documentary by award-winning filmmakers Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, traces a young girl's journey from innocent victim to unwitting victor.
When a nine-year-old Nicaraguan girl becomes pregnant as a result of a rape, her parents -- illiterate campesinos working in Costa Rica -- seek a legal 'ther...

(Bullfrog Films, 2005), 58 mins
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Running On Empty
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(Bullfrog Films), 29 mins
In this film, Life highlights the plight of two young mothers living in two very different societies. Dawn lives in South Wales, in one of the poorest districts in the European Union, where over a quarter of all children live in poverty. She has a partner and three children. Her youngest child is David who is one...
(Bullfrog Films), 29 mins
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Staying Alive!
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(Bullfrog Films), 23 mins
Life visits Bangladesh to find out how the country is planning to cut the maternal mortality rate by three quarters by the year 2015. Every year, a recent WHO report shows, 529,000 women worldwide die in childbirth and pregnancy. Nearly all of these preventable deaths occur in developing countries, where problems...
(Bullfrog Films), 23 mins
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