Bullfrog Films
11 minutes
Grades 10-12, College, Adult

Directed by Yim Chandavy and Amanda Rudman

DVD Purchase $79, Rent $45

US Release Date: 1997
Copyright Date: 1996
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-855-4
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-708-5

Asian Studies
Developing World
Human Rights
Reproductive Rights
Social Change
Social Justice
Social Psychology
Southeast Asia
War and Peace
Women's Studies

Not the Numbers Game Series
Land of Widows

Population and health problems in post civil war Cambodia.

"A powerful depiction of population issues and women's responses." Dr. Nafis Sadik, Executive Director, UN Population Fund

Tha is having a baby - her tenth. She already works all day trying to feed her other children, and doesn't want anymore.

After 25 years of bloody civil war in Cambodia, in which men were killed by the hundreds of thousands, up to 75% of rural households are now headed by women. This film shows the work of Toh, a local midwife, who devotes her spare time to helping other poor women in a region with one of the world's highest rates of maternal mortality and where health services are almost nonexistent.

Other titles in the series are:

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

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.

Invisible Garments, Expensive Soles - Nike and other multinationals are moving production to developing countries like Indonesia.

Web Page: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/not2.html

"Excellent work...a powerful depiction of population issues and women's responses."

Dr. Nafis Sadik, Exec. Dir. UN Population Fund

"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."
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