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Fistful of Rice, A (12/22)

This is also part of this series: City Life Series (22)

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 27 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2001
Available in French: No

Nine out of every ten children in Nepal suffer 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.

Links: http://www.lifeonline.org/archive/citylife12main.html www.tve.org/life - the producer’s site

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