Gender Montage (Uzbekistan): Paradigms in Post Soviet Space: Hack Workers (video)

Gender Montage (Uzbekistan): Paradigms in Post Soviet Space: Hack Workers (video)

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External Documentary
Publication Year
2002
Language
English (US)

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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 considers women in post-Soviet Uzbekistan, focusing on the plight of "hack workers," women divorced or abandoned by their husbands who are forced by lack of opportunity to live off of short term day work without social or legal protection.