Panihari [videorecording] : the water women of India / the Five Families present a film by Abi Devan and Sudhi Rajagopal ; directors, Abi Devan, Sudhi Rajagopal ; writers, J.C. Ortiz, Abi Devan, Sudhi Rajagopal.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2004.
Special features: Lesson plan ; guidebook ; photo gallery ; director's commentary.
Music, Sudhi Rajagopal ; traditional Rajasthani music performed by Bhikey Kha Langa & Party.
Looks at life in the desert communities of Rajasthan in India's Thar Desert. The film centers around the life of Paru, one of the Panihari (women who fetch water) as she struggles against nature and society to attain self-reliance for her family and herself.