Dry Days In Dobbagunta

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.

Docuseek2 subjects

Distributor subjects

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


literacy campaign, India, empowering women, ; rural women,; alcohol abuse,; literacy, Andhra Pradesh,"Dry Days In Dobbagunta",Bullfrog Films

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