Instructional Video Catalog: Title Description
Title: " Fistful of Rice, A "
Nine out of every ten children in Nepal suffers from some form of malnutrition. Ironically, it is because malnutrition is so widespread that it is also unnoticed. This is particularly true of protein energy malnutrition, or PEM as it is known -- a condition officially defined as being short and underweight for age, but which, in reality, is a devastating intergenerational cycle of lost potential, both physical and mental.
This program from the CITY LIFE series unravels the complex causes and effects of PEM through the stories of people in Nepal who live with it on a daily basis. It also explores ways of changing attitudes towards food and gender.
Production Date: 2001
Length: 27 minutes
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Subject: Political Science
Non-Members: Not available
Series Title: CITY LIFE