Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  11 minutes
Date:  1996
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Dry Days In Dobbagunta

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

Dry Days In Dobbagunta

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.

'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


Main credits

Basu, Nupur (film director)
Basu, Nupur (film producer)
Basu, Nupur (narrator)

Other credits

Camera, Navroze Contractor; editing, Reena Mohan.

Distributor credits

Nupur Basu Productions with TVE

Nupur Basu Productions with TVE

Docuseek2 subjects

Women's Studies
Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Abuse
Citizenship, Social Movements and Activism

Distributor subjects

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


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