Johura

Australia, 1990

Film
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Episode number 5 of Series “A Day in the Life of a Woman”.
Johura lives on an island on a river in Bangladesh with her husband and small children. They are very poor and, to supplement their income, Johura makes an arduous journey every day into Dakkha where she works as a machinist in a textile factory. Her life is hard, yet she strives to educate her own children as well as those of the neighbouring shanties. Franca Arena introduces her story.

Credits

production company

Asian Broadcasting Union

BTV Bangladesh

Australia. Special Broadcasting Service

co-producer

Gian Manara

Barkat Ullah

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Appears in

A Day in the Life of a Woman

Group of items

A Day in the Life of a Woman

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302724

Language

English

Subject categories

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

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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