Punam

General Information

Author/Creator
Stanković, Nataša, director.
Language
Nepali.
Subtitles
English
Published
Serbia and Montenegro : Stanković, Nataša ; Muntean, Lucian, 2005.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (27 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
9 year-old Punam Tamang lives in the city of Bhaktapur, Nepal. Punam's mother died when she was only five. She was left with her father, her two–year–old brother Krishna and her newborn sister Rabina. The Tamang children see little of their father because he works from sunrise to sunset in a rice factory, in order to earn enough money for their school fees - $1.50 USD per month for a student. At home Punam assumes the roles of head of the family, caregiver and homemaker. Among Punam's friends, her family is still a lucky minority: in Nepal, 60% of children cannot afford to go to school at all. Many of her playmates had to abandon their studies and games to work in a stone quarry or brick–making factory to help their families get by. The film captures the hard work of the children, as well as Punam's dreams and hopes. She dreams of becoming a teacher and helping other children to study. Currently, one out of three children in Nepal is a child laborer.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Duration: 00:27:00

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 1033---