Rivers of sand

United States, 1974

Film
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Portrays the people called the Hamar, who live in the scrubland of Ethiopia. Points out that in this society, the men are the masters and the women are slaves and shows how this sexual inequality affects the mood and behaviour of the people. A Hamar woman speaks to the camera at intervals throughout - her words have subtitles. Suitable for secondary level.

Credits

production company

Phoenix Films

Language

English

Duration

01:23:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27976

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women - Interviews

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ethiopia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ethnology - Sudan (Region)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social sciences - Study and teaching

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Social sciences - Study and teaching

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → Women's rights

People → Women - Interviews

Places → Ethiopia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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