How Mankind Lives – Men and Women / So lebt der Mensch – Mann und Frau

How Mankind Lives

HOW MANKIND LIVES – MEN AND WOMEN is not a description of the misery in the world, gender relations included. Much rather it uses the camera to document and uncover the state of marriage, sexuality and love. It lets us see what is the status quo in everyday life and the housework in relationships around the world. Gerlinde Böhm invites us on a trip that does not seek the spectacular, but depicts the an absolutely fascinating normality – in Morocco and Hong Kong, in Brazil, Mali and Guatemala. We get to know families in a total of five countries, learn about their wishes and troubles, about their expectations and disappointments. How the points of view of women and men differ and to which degree the daughters are ready to break with their mothers’ traditions is part of the challenging themes of this film.

Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2007

Format
Digi Beta Pal

Length
52 min

Director
Gerlinde Böhm

Production
Gerlinde Böhm Filmproduktion

Original Language
Arabic, Portuguese, Cantonese, Kaqchikel, Bambara

Subtitles
English