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The Resource Awa : a mother in West Africa, by Alexis Curtis, (electronic resource)

Awa : a mother in West Africa, by Alexis Curtis, (electronic resource)

Label
Awa : a mother in West Africa
Title
Awa
Title remainder
a mother in West Africa
Statement of responsibility
by Alexis Curtis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is an intimate portrait of a single mother in Burkina Faso who supports her six children through her street-side rice business. Like so many African women, Awa has received no formal education and operates within the informal sector earning, on average, about a day. As Awa narrates her life story, she never pauses in her unending preparation of the rice. Her father forced her to marry his childhood friend and she bore four children before her husband died. Her husband s three other wives resented this new favorite and would not help her once she was widowed. Sustained by her faith in God, she began a street vending business to survive. Marrying again, this time for love, she was soon abandoned but left with two more children to feed. The film takes us through Awa s arduous 16 hour workday, interspliced with interviews of her children who are grateful for her hard work in their behalf. Here is a glimpse of some of the economic realities faced by women today in urban Africa
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, Alexis
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Africa, West
Target audience
general
Label
Awa : a mother in West Africa, by Alexis Curtis, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630947
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630947/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209847
  • (OCoLC)747796212
Video recording format
other
Label
Awa : a mother in West Africa, by Alexis Curtis, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630947
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630947/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209847
  • (OCoLC)747796212
Video recording format
other

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