BY WOMAN: NEW HOPE FOR THE VILLAGES OF INDIA
Director: Dorothy Fadiman
Producer: Dorothy Fadiman and Kristin Atwell
WOMAN BY WOMAN: NEW HOPE FOR THE VILLAGES IN INDIA documents the stories of women in some of the least developed areas of rural India as they progress toward personal freedom. Vivid images portray the humanity of the people, the beauty of the countryside, as well as the toll of centuries of poverty. In the film we meet women who are stepping forward, out of seclusion, to serve in their communities. We also learn about Janani, a group that trains women to become family planning counselors in their villages. These women become role models by having the confidence to go beyond traditional boundaries. The film has recently been awarded the FREDDIE, the "Oscar of the Medical/Health Care world".
Independent filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman has been producing and directing films since 1976. Her large and impressive body of work has been screened at various film festivals here in the USA as well as internationally. Her film, When Abortion was Illegal was nominated for the Academy Awards for best Documentary Short Subject; From Danger to Dignity won an Emmy award. Each of Dorothy's films documents ways in which unique challenges have been met with creative solutions. The wide range of her subjects includes nuclear arms, alternative education, and the legal and social history of abortion. She received her Master's Degree from Stanford University.
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