Africa's Children

Africa's Children

Kenyan Women in Transition

Streaming Video - 2005
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This program explores the pressures on female adolescents in the Third World through the stories of four young Kenyan women growing up in a time of cultural upheaval: Christine, a Masai who escaped an arranged marriage so she could study law; Dekha, brought up in a rigidly patriarchal Muslim town, who aspires to be a doctor; Anastasia, who works on her family's farm while yearning to become a Catholic nun; and Mboone, who dreams of exchanging her affluent urban lifestyle for a career of service in the UN, to help improve the lives of women all over the world. Female circumcision, polygyny, AIDS, reproductive choice, equal access to education, and other issues are discussed with candor.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2000.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Kenyan women in transition

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