Reproductive Health : Films

There are 12 documents in this section.


  • Why Women Count

    25 October 2007

    The most ambitious TV series yet on the lives of women around the world was launched by the Television Trust for the Environment (TVE) on 19 October before an audience of 200 invited guests at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

  • Can condoms kill?

    16 November 2004

    Hardliners in the Vatican say condoms can kill - they have holes in them and fail to protect against AIDS. Furthermore they claim there is science to prove it.

  • Not the numbers game

    10 October 2004

    Like teenagers the world over, they're moaning about their parents. But here, in Kapchorwe - home of the Sabiny people in the remote eastern mountains of Uganda - the argument turns on what is, potentially, a matter of life and death. "A women who has been circumcised can milk a cow," proclaims one girl, "But a girl who has not been circumcised cannot milk a cow. Parents say that if you milk a cow, the cow will die." "They are just trying to harass you," retorts her classmate, Justine, "so you are forced into circumcision." In the end, they all agree, the practice will only stop when both their parents and the wider community in Kapchorwe can all agree it is harmful, and that abolishing circumcision is not a wholesale attack on their culture.

  • Addressing women's rights

    10 October 2004

    Denial of women's rights devastates the lives of millions around the world today. According to the UN Population Fund State of World Population 1997 report, the failure to provide reproductive health care and basic education to the world's women - combined with continuing widespread discrimination and violence directed against women - constitutes a violation of human rights on a massive scale.

  • ICPD 10 years on

    8 October 2004

    TVE has made two programmes, broadcast on BBC World in October 2004, assessing progress 10 years after the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

  • Fistula Pilgrims

    13 May 2004

    The film Fistula Pilgrims, was written, produced and directed by Nancy Durrell McKenna for Safehands in partnership with the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FIGO).

  • Sex and the Holy City

    27 October 2003

    This week marks 25 years since Pope John Paul was elected to Saint Peter's throne. Yet as his reign is celebrated, millions of women around the world may feel they have reason to regret his long rule.

  • Pandemic: Facing AIDS

    18 June 2003

    Home Box Office (HBO), the premium television programming division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, has recently launched a new five-part documentary series in an attempt to remind us of the seriousness of the AIDS plague by sharing personal and compelling stories of individuals around the world who are living with it.

  • Videoshare

    9 January 2001

    The Videoshare project was established by the Johns Hopkins University Media/Materials Clearinghouse (M/MC) to share feature films, television spots, documentaries, television serial dramas, and special programming focusing on public health.

  • Victory for women

    29 August 2000

    "The Cairo Conference on Population and Development was crucial. It paid a long overdue debt to women, to look at family planning programmes not from a demographic point of view alone or as state policy, but from the point of view of the individual woman."