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The Right to Choose

24 minutes 37 seconds

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Describes the marriage practices of Ethiopia and northern Nigeria (forced marriage, child marriage, and polygamy). Tells about Nibet, 11, who is getting married to a man she's never met. Reports on how women are denied human rights and argues for change in local cultures. Calls for reproductive health care and primary education for women. Part of the series, "Life," about globalization and its effect on individuals and communities around the world. In English and Ethiopic with English voiceovers.

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Runtime: 24 minutes 37 seconds

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2 men stand with their backs facing camera as 1 films with a video camera on his shoulder. A man in a suit bends down to enter a helicopter in the background. Caption. He took us on a tour of his latest investments.
Life
Season 0 / Ep 1
23 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Swarms of people move through a plaza in Ethiopia. Caption. Female as narrator. Choosing whether to marry and have children.
Life
Season 0 / Ep 2
24 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
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Life
Season 0 / Ep 3
30 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12