Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  26 minutes
Date:  1992
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Letters from our Lives

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Disabled women write open letters to the world about their plight.

Letters from our Lives

Disabled women are often isolated and hidden away, so we know very little about their struggles. To mark the end of the United Nations' Decade of Disabled People in 1992, disabled women from around the globe have written open letters to the world describing their individual plights. In parts of the world where being a woman automatically demotes one to being a second class citizen, being a disabled woman represents a double dose of discrimination. In this moving program, we hear the sadness and the hope of disabled women in Zimbabwe. We share in their struggle to survive on a daily basis and to create a better world for their children.

Not only will LETTERS FROM OUR LIVES foster a deeper understanding of people with disabilities, but it will send an inspirational message to anyone facing a hardship. It will touch a deep chord within all viewers.

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Awards

Red Ribbon, American Film and Video Festival
EarthPeace International Film Festival

Citation

Main credits

Jackson, Judy (film producer)
Jackson, Judy (film director)
Sereny, Julia (film producer)

Other credits

Editing, John Kramer, Craig Webster; camera, Cliff Bestall, Luke Cardiff; music consultant, Nicholas Jennings.


Distributor credits

Alma Productions

Judy Jackson

Alma Productions
Judy Jackson

Docuseek2 subjects

Women's Studies
Zimbabwe
Social Psychology
Physical Disabilities

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Developing World
Disabilities
Humanities
Social Psychology
Women's Studies

Keywords

disabilities; "Letters from our Lives"; Bullfrog Films

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