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Fistful of Rice

Tape number: 396

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Type of production: Documentary Short, Educational/Classroom Resource

Subject: Nutrition, Gender Concerns, Education, Health

Audience: General audience, Policy Makers

Production year: 2001

Duration: 27 minutes

Language versions: English

Countries: Nepal

Producer: TVE/UNICEF



This programme explores how women in Nepal are tackling the vicious cycle of infant malnutrition and poverty.  Set in the visually striking valley of Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal viewers are introduced to Dev Kumari, a 42 year old migrant woman who struggles to sustain her large extended family.  Her children and grandchildren are locked into an invisible cycle that is crippling Nepal's development. Protein Energy Malnutrition, or PEM, not only causes stunting, slow development, disease and death amongst young children today, it also has a disastrous knock on effect on each successive generation - a cycle that is proving hard to break. Through spending time with Dev and the Chief Paediatrician at Patan Hospital viewers learn why nine out of every 10 children in Nepal suffer some form of malnutrition.  Working with UNICEF office in Nepal, this video explores ways of changing attitudes towards food and gender.

Price: $200 Beta, $100 VHS

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