Women and education

India, 1955

Film
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A fascinating early feminist documentary from India focusing on women and education. Through a framing story of a young girl’s graduation from High School and the choices she confronts, the film provides a historical account of female eminence in pre-Hindi Indian culture and society. Further, it describes the contemporary struggle for female emancipation while stressing the opportunities and responsibilities that influence our protagonist’s decision. A technically accomplished film with beautiful cinematography and a fine soundtrack of Indian classical music.

Credits

production company

Documentary Films of India

producer

Ezra Mir

Duration

00:13:30:00

Production places
India
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323155

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Family - India

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - India

Documentary

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → India - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - India

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Social conditions

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education - India

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Educational equalization

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Women - Education

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - India

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - India

Short films

Short films → Short films - India

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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