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Defying the Odds: Women Around the World Create New Roles


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Subjects: Women's Studies

Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Filmakers Library
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 85 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1997
Available in French: No

This upbeat film, produced for the Beijing Women's Conference, focuses on the lives of four women of diverse ages and backgrounds who have broken ground in new fields. They are questioning age-old traditions as they forge careers in their respective societies. Among them is immigrant Tam Goossen, formerly from Hong Kong, who has successfully won an election for trustee for the Toronto School Board, while at the same time raising a young daughter and caring for an ailing mother.