Best Women in Asia Documentaries

A look at the best FREE Women in Asia documentaries.

1. Traditions, roots and independence / HER - Women in Asia (Season 2) | DW Documentary

Duration: 12:32

Published: July 31, 2022

Views: 19093+

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What role do traditions play in women’s lives? Is it important to move away from one's roots to lead an independent, self-determined life? Or is it more that the roots themselves provide a secure basis to move ahead? Three women from different Asian countries share their stories on what roots and tradition mean to them. HER sheds a light on how traditions and roots can have such different meanings. For example for Lauren Sevilla Faustino who decided to leave her modern life in Manila. And then there is the story from Thailand of Andrew’s journey leaving his roots and transitioning

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2. The meaning of money and financial independence / HER - Women in Asia (Season 2) | DW Documentary

Duration: 12:32

Published: July 24, 2022

Views: 28763+

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More and more women are becoming financially independent. What does money mean to them? How do they earn their money? And how do they spend it? What setbacks have they experienced? Three women from three Asian countries tell us about their relationship to money, such as, Filipina actress and philanthropist Angel Locsin. Tutiana Jusat from Malaysia works in the male-dominated world of Islamic banking. And Shikha Mittal from India helps educate women in savings, insurance and investment methods. HER portrays the lives of women from all spheres of Asian societies, featuring protagonists from Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the

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3. Digitization and the power of technology / HER - Women in Asia (Season 2) | DW Documentary

Duration: 12:32

Published: July 22, 2022

Views: 18317+

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Digitization is changing the world dramatically. What does that mean for Women in Asia? What role do they play in that process? In this edition, HER portrays three women whose lives have been significantly shaped by technology. Take hip-hopper Niana Guerrero. Aged just 15, she is the most followed TikTokker in her country, the Philippines, and one of the biggest YouTube stars in Southeast Asia. Or Aulia Halimatussadiah, one of Indonesia’s most influential serial start-up entrepreneurs and founder of ‘Girls in Tech’. And then there is Molly Hunag from Taiwan who’s startup Velodah has developed an app for cyclists. HER

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4. Women in business - Being my own boss / HER - Women in Asia (Season 2) | DW Documentary

Duration: 12:32

Published: July 20, 2022

Views: 18266+

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Around the world, women play important roles in business. Either as bosses and high-ranking managers of international corporations, or as self-employed owners and operators of small kiosks, and even founders of start-ups. This edition portrays three women from three different worlds, but they all have one thing in common: their passion for their business. They include Louise Mabulo, founder of the Cacao Project in the Philippines, and entrepreneur Uma Hapsari from Indonesia, who created the community Mendaki Kembali, meaning ‘climbing back’, to speak openly about failures. And there is Wandee who manages a popular street food stall in Bangkok. HER

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5. Art and freedom - Finding creative expression / HER - Women in Asia (Season 2) | DW Documentary

Duration: 12:32

Published: July 13, 2022

Views: 13642+

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Get to know three women from three different Asian countries who have found their own form of expression. How do themes such as femininity, gender roles, women's rights and violence feature in the works of these female artists? Malaysian artist Yante Ismail paints nude women, challenging the norms of patriarchal society. Uzma Ashraf is a Kathak dancer. Through dance, she learned to relate to her body, which is not easy for a woman in Pakistan. Kartika Jahja, better known as Tika, is an Indonesian musician, a cultural activist, and a sexual assault survivor. Music helped her get through tough times

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6. Stories of motherhood / HER - Women in Asia (Season 2) | DW Documentary

Duration: 12:32

Published: July 10, 2022

Views: 19554+

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While the nuclear family of mother, father, and children, is still widespread in many Asian countries, it’s changing. More and more children are growing up with single moms. Meet three mothers from different Asian countries and hear their stories. Farheen Ishtiaq Naqvi in Pakistan leads the life of a man in order to provide for her daughter. Young mother Queenie and her husband struggle with the work culture of Hong Kong, which is not very family-friendly. And Dewi Candraningrum from Indonesia fights hard to give her disabled son the help he deserves. HER portrays the lives of women from all

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