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Lines in the Dust (20/22)


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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

In a small village in Northern Ghana, a group of men and women sit around in a semi-circle, discussing the chart that they have drawn in the dust. The chart has three columns, showing the hours in the day and the different tasks men and women undertake during those hours. It soon becomes clear that women undertake the most labour intensive work and the discovery sparks a lively debate about why the men can not take on more 'women's' work. In this Muslim village, it is a radical move for men and women to sit down and debate together. But the project aims to go beyond discussion of men's and women's separate workloads, reaching out to the nine hundred million illiterate adults across the world -- from Ghana to the Eastern Ghats of India -- who have been failed by conventional education.

Links: http://www.lifeonline.org/archive/citylife23main.html www.tve.org/life - the producer’s site

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