Women facing war

31 December 2001
Women facing war
Reference V-F-CR-F-00685
Category Film
Language English

Eleven women tell their own individual stories of how their lives have been affected by war. Coping with displacement, physical and sexual violence, missing relatives, widowhood, detention... challenges and difficulties that these and thousands of other women must face in their daily lives. - Nasrin, a widow and mother, explains how medical care has helped her regain mobility after a mine accident - Zakiya supports herself and her seven children in the absence of her detained husband -Mah-Bibi at ten years old is destitute and begs for food to support herself and her younger brothers - Efrat and her family anxiously await news of her missing brother, a soldier captured in the hostilities. (NB: since the production of this video portrait, the body of the missing soldier has been returned to the family) - Olja describes her feelings on learning finally of her missing husband's death - Dzidza is searching for her husband and sons, still missing long after the war is over - Qualam, forced from her home by drought and conflict, describes what it is like to be displaced - Amanda, detained for her role in armed conflict, talks of her daily life - Sarah, a survivor of sexual violence,recounts her story - Shihnaz lives with the daily fear of threats to her personal safety. - Mariatu copes with disability: the result of a physical attack on her during war.

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