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Title War babies / produced by Macumba International, Inc.

Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (60 minutes).
Series Filmakers library online.
Filmakers Library online.
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Summary While much attention has been given to the women survivors of wartime rape, this is the first film to focus on the children conceived through such violence. It follows the stories of offspring in Bangladesh, Bosnia, Rwanda and Nicaragua. Ryan was born out of such violence in Bangladesh and adopted in infancy by a Canadian couple. He returns to his country of origin in search of information about his mother and the Pakistani soldier who raped her during Bangladesh's struggle for independence. He worries that he may have inherited an "evil gene" from this father. His mother was one of 250,000 women raped during that war. In Rwanda, Tutsi women are afraid to testify against their attackers for fear of reprisal. One daughter, the child of rape, is adored by her mother because all her other children were massacred in the genocide. In Bosnia, many women were able to obtain abortions to avoid bearing the children of their enemies. The documentary is a powerful indicator of the dimension of this crime of war.
Audience For High School; College; Adult audiences.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2011. (Filmakers library online). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes This edition in English.
Notes National Women's Studies Association, 2004.
Other author Macumba International.
Subject Rape -- Bangladesh.
Rape -- Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Rape -- Nicaragua.
Rape -- Rwanda.
War crimes.
Women -- Crimes against.
Documentary films.