Seed and Earth

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© Östör
36 minutes / Colour / 1989
Directed by
Lina Fruzzetti Alfred Guzzetti Ned Johnston Ákos Östör

Country of production United States

Seed on Earth is a film about everyday life in rural Bangladesh (village of Janta, near Bishnupur town). It follows the daily schedule of two families and observes the complementary and difference of gender and generation in work, ritual and leisure activities of men and women, adults and children. The film reveals the strong links between the sacred and social life, the events and ideas of family, cultivation and worship. Village life and people are presented through their own activities in their own words in naturally occurring situations.

Language and subtitles No Dialogue

Region South Asia

Country Bangladesh

Keywords Rural Family / Kinship Gender Role and Identity