South Africa: Strong Deaf Women

Documentary: What are Deaf women's daily lives like in post-apartheid South Africa?

Documentary. This film, made in 2011, looks at the situation for Deaf women in South Africa. The country’s 1997 constitution is widely regarded as the most progressive in the world. But does it translate practically into Deaf women’s daily lives? Here, presenter Sandrine Herman finds out their thoughts on apartheid, education, work prospects and violence against women. It features prominent female members of the South African Deaf community, including Dr Wilma Newhoudt Druchen, who was the country's first Deaf MP and many others. This film was directed by Louis Neethling, who is himself a native South African, for the French TV series L’Oeil et La Main.

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  • Excellent documentary and I didn't know about Apartheid. It is worth to watching and interested to explore about South Africa and Human rights especially women.
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