A Woman’s Place

Directors: Patricia Van Heerden and Catherine Stewart
Country: South Africa
Year: 1998
Running Time: 28 min.
Language: English and Xhosa

A Woman Place

Can new laws change old ways? A Woman’s Place presents the question by exploring the conflicts between tradition and change through the stories of women using the legal system to secure newly won rights. In this film, a town’s first female magistrate of a small rural South African town fights to guarantee women the right to property and independence.

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Directors: Patricia Van Heerden and Catherine Stewart
Country: South Africa
Year: 1998
Running Time: 28 min.
Language: English and Xhosa

A Woman Place

Can new laws change old ways? A Woman’s Place presents the question by exploring the conflicts between tradition and change through the stories of women using the legal system to secure newly won rights. In this film, a town’s first female magistrate of a small rural South African town fights to guarantee women the right to property and independence.