Gift of a Girl

Gift of a Girl

DVD1999 25 Minutes

The movement to stop baby girls being killed in India, because of the dowry system.

The movement to stop baby girls being killed in India. Every year in India thousands of baby girls are killed, because of the dowry system and the low status of women. The film concentrates on the movement to stop female infanticide in Tamil Nadu, where an NGO, URISE, organises precessions and gifts in honour of the baby girl, which makes it more difficult for the mother to kill her baby. .

Made in 1999 this film reflects the cultural attitudes of the country and language of the time it was made. The issues raised are timeless. The film quality may not be to modern standards.

This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £1.00. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.