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Not the Numbers Game Series
Invisible Garments: Expensive Soles
Indonesia

Nike and other multinationals are moving production to countries like Indonesia.

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11 minutes
Directed by Nan T. Achnas and Shanty Harmayn
Produced by Emily Marlow & Jenny Richards for Television Trust for the Environment



22 year-old Wiwid glues rubber soles on Nike sneakers in a factory in Jakarta. Earning just $2 a day, it will take years before she can afford a pair of Nikes for herself.

In today's global economy, multinationals are moving their production lines to developing countries like Indonesia to take advantage of low wage workers. These are often rural women who have moved to the big cities in search of opportunity. But do these jobs mean economic freedom or a new kind of oppression for women?

Other titles in the series are:

Mothers of Malappuram - Literacy and access to health services slow population growth in India.

Land of Widows - A midwife in post civil war Cambodia helps other poor women with health services.

On the Way - A new sex education project in Peru combats teenage pregnancy.

The Cutting Edge - A Ugandan project attempts to change attitudes about female genital mutilation.

Fighting Back - Women in Bosnia are rebuilding war-torn lives.



Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1997     Copyright Date: 1996
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-859-7     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-707-7




Reviews
"Provide(s) an interesting wide-angle snapshot of various women's health and welfare issues in developing countries, and would be a useful discussion opener in classrooms, or a suitable addition to larger public and academic collections interested in women's and/or population studies."
Video Librarian


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DVD $59
VHS $59
RENT
DVD $35
VHS $35

Invisible Garments: Expensive Soles


"An interesting...snapshot of various women's health and welfare issues in developing countries." Video Librarian

Links
www.tve.org (The producer's web site)


Awards and Festivals
Singapore International Film Festival

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Related Titles

Not The Numbers Game (BBC Version)
The role of women in solving development and population problems worldwide.

The New Rulers of the World
Award-winning journalist, John Pilger, investigates the realities of globalization by taking a close look at Indonesia.

Life
30-part series that looks at the effect of globalization on individuals and communities around the world.

It Takes a Child
15 year-old child labor activist, Craig Kielburger, works for reform around the world.

The Story of Puttinan
A determined Thai girl has experienced the hardship of child labor.

Borderline Cases
The environmental impact of the 2,000 factories (maquiladoras) on the US-Mexico border.

Who's Counting? (Short Version)
Marilyn Waring demystifies global economics from a feminist perspective.

Democracy à la Maude
A Canadian woman leads the fight against unjust corporate globalization, and for social justice.

Super-Companies
Multinational companies seldom take the needs of people or the environment into account.


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