Marie Michael Library

Title

No Longer Silent

Length

57 min.

File No

109

Format

VHS

Description

Prejudice against women in India is exemplified by customs like the centuries-old dowry system. Recent abuses of the dowry system have turned this tradition into socially sanctioned terror: excessive dowry demands, extortion of goods through physical and mental harassment of brides and their families, and a growing number of dowry-related murder, most commonly "bride burning". The film takes a revealing look at some aspects of this discrimination, and at the determined efforts of some Indian women to bring about change.

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