Words in Action
TitleWords in Action
DirectorChristine Pearce, Litza Jansz
CountryUK
Year1985
Duration35mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionFive well-known women activists and writers reveal how, in different cultural and political environments, they have aligned themselves in the struggle over national issues, whilst refusing to let the cause of women's liberation become submerged. Contrary to the usual portrayal of Black and 'Third World' women in the media, WORDS IN ACTION shows women as a powerful and articulate force in world politics. The five women are: Ellen Kuzawayo, Faith Bandler, Petra Kelly, Nawal El Sadaawi, and Toni Cade Bambara.