Bullfrog Films
11 minutes
Grades 7-12, College, Adult

Produced by Nupur Basu Productions with TVE

DVD Purchase $79, Rent $45

US Release Date: 1996
Copyright Date: 1995
DVD ISBN: 1-94154-509-2
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-666-6

Asian Studies
Developing World
International Studies
Substance Abuse
Women's Studies

A Woman's Place - Short Stories Series
Dry Days In Dobbagunta

Literacy program spurs anti-liquor campaign in rural India and empowers women.

"Fast paced, yet informative...has a place in all video collections." Belinda L. Robinson-Jones, MC Journal

In a village in southern India, rural women enrolled in a national literacy program began to discuss domestic problems, the root of which was their husbands' addition to 'arak', the local alcohol. This was the beginning of an anti-liquor campaign that has spread across the entire state of Andhra Pradesh, empowering women.

Other titles in the series are:

Teach a Woman How to Fish and... - Sea farming empowers women in Fiji.

A Healthy Start - The debate over women's health care in South Africa.

The Alarm Rings Softly - Caribbean women use drama and reggae to fight domestic violence.

The Amahs of Hong Kong - Filipino women exploited as maids in Hong Kong.

Footprints of Sorrow - Guatemalan war widows fighting for human rights.

Web Page: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/dry.html

"Express(es)...women's desire for independence, self-sufficiency and the important role of having a voice in the process of decision-making...Fast paced, yet informative... Geared toward the advanced high school student and above...Has a place in all video collections in the areas of Women's Studies, History, Sociology and Anthropology. Highly Recommended."

Belinda L. Robinson-Jones, MC Journal