Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo

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For courses in Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Studies, Public Health

Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo uses a modern variant of shadow puppets (nang talung) and interviews with a range of women in a powerful film about gender relations in modern Thailand. Women from a range of social origins explain their struggles against violence, discrimination and oppression.

This is a powerful film that will challenge students and enliven their discussions regarding the gender relations in Thailand. It takes on difficult issues. It provides some answers, but allows considerable space for classroom discussion. Kevin Hewison Professor, Department of Asian Studies Director, Carolina Asia Center, University of North Carolina

Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo is a powerful new documentary that addresses a pervasive global Human Rights violations — violence against women. While the film focuses on Thailand, I believe that the issues it addresses pertains to the problems women face all over the world. The stories of five women are sensitively and creatively dramatized through the use of interviews and shadow puppets.This film needs to be seen by students, professors, lawyers and all those concerned with this global epidemic.” Younghee Overly, President of UNIFEM/USA North Carolina Chapter

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