City Life - A Fistful of Rice

City Life - A Fistful of Rice
malnutritionNine out of every ten children in Nepal suffers from some form of malnutrition. Ironically, it is because malnutrition is so widespread that it is also unnoticed. This is particularly true of protein energy malnutrition, or PEM as it is known -- a condition officially defined as being short and underweight for age, but which, in reality, is a devastating intergenerational cycle of lost potential, both physical and mental.

This program from the City Life series unravels the complex causes and effects of Protein Energy Malnutrition through the stories of people in Nepal who live with it on a daily basis. It also explores ways of changing attitudes towards food and gender.

'Eleven million children under age 5 die worldwide each year from preventable diseases, yet only a few nonfiction films take on child mortality and its solutions...A Fistful of Rice deals with malnutrition in Nepal, which affects nine out of 10 children in the country.' Sojourners Magazine

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Main credits

Gabbay, Alex (film director)
Gabbay, Alex (screenwriter)
Haberer, Pierre (editor of moving image work)
Malde, Smita (editor of moving image work)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
Richards, Jenny (editor of moving image work)
Heath, Michael (narrator)

Other credits

Editors, Pierre Haberer, Smita Maldé; series producer, Luke Gawin; series editor, Jenny Richards.


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Distributor subjects

Anthropology
Asian Studies
At-risk Youth
Childbirth/Parenting
Community
Developing World
Disabilities
Economics
Food And Nutrition
Gender Studies
Geography
Global Issues
Globalization
Health
Human Rights
Humanities
Hunger
International Studies
Population
Reproductive Rights
Social Justice
Sociology
Urban Studies
Women's Studies

Keywords

rice, Nepal, poverty, health, malnutrition, PEM, low birth weight, gender, food; "A Fistful of Rice"; Bullfrog Films