Sunday, October 27, 2013

Soap Operas for Social Change Around the World

First, take a look at this story on The Daily Beast:

The World’s Most Subversive Soap Operas


From telenovelas about Latin America’s missing girls to a series on conflict resolution in wartorn lands, soap operas are surreptitious agents of social change in the developing world. By Christopher Dickey.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/27/the-world-s-most-subversive-soap-operas.html


Then look at some of these videos:

"The Team" in Nepal, with beautiful Recha Sharma:


"The Team" in Yemen (with a no-nonsense woman coach):


And this moving scene between mother and son -- she a victim of rape, he the child born of it -- in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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