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The Resource Rites, [presented by] Filmakers Library, Inc. ; [American Anthropological Association] ; producer/director, Penny Dedman, (videorecording)

Rites, [presented by] Filmakers Library, Inc. ; [American Anthropological Association] ; producer/director, Penny Dedman, (videorecording)

Label
Rites
Title
Rites
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] Filmakers Library, Inc. ; [American Anthropological Association] ; producer/director, Penny Dedman
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This program explores the custom of female circumcision which has been commonplace throughout history. Today it is still practiced in many cultures, particularly in Africa. This program shows the efforts of women throughout the world to stop the practice. It considers three major contexts in which female genital mutilation (FGM) occurs. The first is "cosmetic," and the second is "punitive." Medical historian Dr. Ornella Moscurri describes how women in the late 19th and early 20th century were subjected to FGM if they stepped out of line. The third context is as part of the cultural transition to adulthood and initiation into female life. Routine mutilation has been fiercely attacked by Western observers, although such attacks have themselves been the subject of accusations of cultural imperialism
Cataloging source
NLM
Characteristic
videorecording
PerformerNote
Narrator: Debra Michaels ; Nawal El Saadawi ; Ornella Moscucci ; Linda Cook ; Amina Ibrahim ; Efua Dorkenoo ; Olayinka A. Koso Thomas ; Berkane Ras-Work ; Rhoda Mahamoud Ibrahim
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dedman, Penny
  • Filmakers Library, inc
  • American Anthropological Association
Runtime
52
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  • Clitoridectomy
  • Infibulation
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex customs
Technique
unknown
Label
Rites, [presented by] Filmakers Library, Inc. ; [American Anthropological Association] ; producer/director, Penny Dedman, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
31666616
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (52 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Rites, [presented by] Filmakers Library, Inc. ; [American Anthropological Association] ; producer/director, Penny Dedman, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
31666616
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (52 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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