A Woman's Place (1998)

Directors: Maria Nicolo, Catherine Stewart, Patricia van Heerden, Paromita Vohra
A Maryland Public Television Production

Directed and produced collaboratively by an international team of filmmakers, A Woman's Place (56 minutes) profiles three women - a judge in rural South Africa, a prosecutor in a small town America and a lawyer in India - who try to change century old custom by employing innovative legal strategies. In this excerpt, Tandaswa Ndita, a South African judge, uses the new Constitution with its guarantee of equal rights for all, to combat traditional laws that denied women the right to inherit property.

A Woman's Place aired nationally on PBS.