Gender Montage (Ukraine): Paradigms in Post Soviet Space: Power: Feminine Gender (video)

Gender Montage (Ukraine): Paradigms in Post Soviet Space: Power: Feminine Gender (video)

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External Documentary
Publication Year
2003
Language
English (US)

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This documentary explores the situation of Ukrainian women in the post-Soviet era. It focuses on the social expectations of women farmers.

Gender Montage is a series of nine films from nine countries that explores the state of women in the Post-Soviet era. In some places women are impelled merely to get used to the new economic realities, while in other places, their lives are in permanent danger. Almost nowhere do societies wish to listen to their voices when they speak about their realities. Countries include: Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

This documentary takes a somewhat tongue in cheek look at women's lives in post-Soviet Ukraine, with special attention paid to their economic and political representation. It considers public and private institutions that are run by women, and includes profiles of several well-known Ukrainian businesswomen and political leaders.