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The Hidden Story: A Documentary

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PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY RANJANI MAZUMDAR AND SHIKHA JHINGAN

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1996. VIDEOCASSETTE. 58 MINUTES

The Hidden Story is a social history of peasant women whose stories have rarely been documented in traditional sources on Indian women. The video/oral histories of four women from different geographic regions of India, set in 1987, are part of the Women Make Movies series. They represent the social structures of the respective communities that have bound these women and reinforce the conclusions in the book, From the Seams of History: Essays on Indian Women, edited by Bharati Ray. The film illustrates the dual limitations of gender and caste that play an important part in the lives of these women.