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Title:

FEMMES DU NIGER

Title English:WOMEN OF NIGER
Country:Niger; Frankreich 1993
Format:Beta
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:26 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa IV


Director :Folly, Anne-Laure
  



Storyline


Niger is a traditionally Islamic country where authorized polygamy and Muslim fundamentalism clash with the country’s struggle for democracy. In elections in 1993, men voted by proxy for their different wives and daughters. Women who speak out about their rights have been physically attacked and ex-communicated by the ayatollahs. Working together, women are the most ardent defenders of democracy, which offers the best hope of winning the equal rights which are still denied them. Critical viewing for those interested in women’s human rights and the impact of fundamentalism. (www.wmm.com)