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Women of Pastapur
by Alfonso Gumucio-Dagron (director)

In the villages around Zaheerabad, an impoverished area in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India, a handful of Dalit women, illiterate, mostly dedicated to farming, are using communications tools such as video and radio as part of their struggle to achieve autonomy and self-reliance for their communities. They suffer from triple discrimination because they are women, they are poor and they come from the lower caste. In spite of it, by using video and radio, these women have gained respect in their communities and have contributed to development and their community’s cultural identity.

Publication Type: Video / Film / Audio
Publisher: Communication for Social Change Consortium (2007)
Location: South Orange, United States of America
Language: Spanish

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