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Bangladesh Nationhood: Symbols and Shadows
Madison: The Center, 1975. (49 min.).
South Asia today presents extensive interviews with peasants, students, businessmen, and religious and political leaders in order to reveal the conflicts within Bangladesh society which both defined and limited Sheil Mujib’s years in power.

Mela or Folk Festivals of Bangladesh
Honolulu: Recorded at Jefferson Hall, East-West Center, 1975. (100 min.). Lecture and demonstration of musical instruments from Bangladesh and performances of several folk songs during the Comparative Popular Culture Research Seminar on Traditional Media conducted by the East-West Communication Institute, July 7-Aug. 1, 1975. VIDEOTAPE 12371

Village Women of Bangladesh: The Rice Harvest
Washington, D.C.: Devitt Jones Productions, 1988. (54 min.).
In Bengali and English.
The preparing and cooking of rice is a central element of life for the women of Bangladesh. Shows how rice is grown, harvested and processed by household members and workers.

Women in Bangladesh
New York: Filmakers Library, c 1995. (25 min.).
Presents an exclusive interview with Ms. Nasreen who has fled her country and is in hiding. She has left behind huge demonstrations against her and a Bangladesh police warrant for her arrest. The film puts her story in context of the condition suffered by women in Bangladesh. We also hear from Begum Zia, the prime minister of Bangladesh who is a woman.

Updated November 1999