Distributor:  MediaStorm
Length:  12 minutes
Date:  2010
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 10-12, college, adults
Color/BW:  Color
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Undesired

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In India, women must confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. The consequences of this preference is a disregard for the lives of women and girls. From birth until death they face a constant threat of violence.

Undesired

India is a diverse country, separated by class and ethnicity. But all women confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. The consequence of this preference is a disregard for the lives of women and girls. From birth until death they face a constant threat of violence and, too frequently, death.

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Awards

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Year: 2011 Place: Winner Category: Multimedia Emmy Year: 2011 Place: Nominee Category: New Approaches To News & Documentary Programm Webby Year: 2011 Place: Nominee Category: Public Service and Activism World Press Photo Year: 2011 Place: Nominee Category: Multimedia Contest: Linear Productions Pictures of the Year International Year: 2011 Place: First Category: Multimedia Issue Reporting Story

Citation

Main credits

Astrada, Walter (filmmaker)
Astrada, Walter (photographer)
Astrada, Walter (interviewee)
Maierson, Eric (film producer)

Other credits

Photography by Walter Astrada; interviews, Shreeya Sinha.


Distributor credits

Brian Storm

A film by: MediaStorm
Photography and Video: Walter Astrada
Editor and Producer: Eric Maierson
Associate Producer: Shreeya Sinha
Video and Interviews: Shreeya Sinha
Assistant Producer: Andrew Maclean
Graphics: Tim Klimowicz
Translation: Hindi: Mamta Badkar
Translation: Spanish: Arturo Antonio Soler Ruiz
Translation: Portuguese: Leandro Badalotti, Israel Krindges
Director and Executive Producer: Brian Storm

Docuseek2 subjects

Bangladesh
India
Women's Studies
Sociology
Cultural Anthropology

Distributor subjects

women studies, Asian studies, India, sociology, cultural anthropology, women rights, family issues, reproduction rights
Expository
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Keywords

violence, India, Bangladesh, women, NGO, multimedia, journalism, photography, eric maierson, brian storm, shreeya sinha, andrew "aj' maclean, walter astrada, fetus, sex selective abortion, ultrasound, dowry, gendercide, widows, girl, sex trafficking; "Undesired"; MediaStorm

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