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Arranged Marriages
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directed by Carole Equer-Hamy, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 54 mins
Westerners have always been averse to the idea of arranged marriages, holding up the "love match" as the ideal. In this film, a young, divorced European explores attitudes among the educated Indian couples of her acquaintance, asking them how they met and married their spouses. What emerges is an engaging portrait...
directed by Carole Equer-Hamy, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 54 mins
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Beasts of Burden
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produced by Ampersand Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
India's cities are thronged with faceless rickshaw workers. This film puts a human face on those at the low end of the caste system whose only chance to eke out a bare subsistence for their families is to do the work done by beasts of burden in more affluent societies. The film follows Jadav as he leaves his droug...
produced by Ampersand Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
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Coat of Many Countries
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directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 52 mins
In Coat of Many Countries we see how the clothes we wear today are the remarkable coming together of goods and services from all over the world. By following the evolution of a suit, we glimpse the practical application of the new global economy. The motivating force behind this well-traveled suit jacket is to get...
directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 52 mins
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In Gandhi's Footsteps: Kiran Bedi
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directed by Oystein F. Rakkenes (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 50 mins
Kiran Bedi, a small woman with a huge mission, has been compared to Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi. She is, in fact, a police woman-- and a reformer. Kiran Bedi has worked in the most dangerous and violent parts of Indian society and has found non-violent solutions. She believes that police should help prevent...
directed by Oystein F. Rakkenes (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 50 mins
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India: Medical Tourism
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produced by ABC Australia (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 26 mins
India’s booming private healthcare system is expected to be worth billions of dollars in the decades to come, as westerners flock to India to get healthy. Fed up with long lines and exorbitant fees at home, these patients can now fly to the subcontinent and go straight to the front of the line for cheap operatio...
produced by ABC Australia (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 26 mins
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King of India
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directed by Arvind Sinha, fl. 2004-2009; produced by Arvind Sinha, fl. 2004-2009 (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 47 mins
Follow these child performers down Kolkata's colorful, chaotic streets. Nats - the traditional street entertainers of India - are 'jacks of all performing trades'. Follow their children down the chaotic streets of Kolkata as they act, sing and dance to pay off their parents’ debts. Filmed over a six-year period,...
directed by Arvind Sinha, fl. 2004-2009; produced by Arvind Sinha, fl. 2004-2009 (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 47 mins
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Maharajah Burger
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written by Thomas Balmes; directed by Thomas Balmes; produced by Thomas Balmes, Patrick Winocour, fl. 2000 and Juliette Guigon, fl. 2000, Quark Productions, TBC Productions and Canal+ (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 51 mins
This film takes a wry look at the cultural confrontation of East and West, as reflected in attitudes towards the cow. In India, the cow is revered and cared for well beyond its prime. We see a hospice where cows spend their last days in comfort. When the BBC reports on the mass slaughter of cows due to mad cow dis...
written by Thomas Balmes; directed by Thomas Balmes; produced by Thomas Balmes, Patrick Winocour, fl. 2000 and Juliette Guigon, fl. 2000, Quark Productions, TBC Productions and Canal+ (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 51 mins
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Singing Between Two Worlds - Learning Traditional Music in the Heart of Modern India
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directed by Ian Hardy (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 26 mins
This is a warm portrait of one of the most revered musical families in India, in which the cherished tradition of dhrupad vocal music is passed on from father to son. The Dagar brothers are handsome, affable young men at home in contemporary India. Yet they sit cross legged on a carpeted floor submitting to the in...
directed by Ian Hardy (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 26 mins
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Ajit
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directed by Arvind Sinha, fl. 2004-2009 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 44 mins
Shown at eight international film festivals, Ajit is a close-up view of an eight year old boy who works as a domestic in a middle class Calcutta household. It brings home to the viewer the realities of childhood among the impoverished in underdeveloped countries. Good looking and affable, Ajit captures the viewers...
directed by Arvind Sinha, fl. 2004-2009 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 44 mins
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Gift of A Girl
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produced by Mayyasa Al-Malazi (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 26 mins
This powerful and moving film explores the complexity of female infanticide in southern India and shows steps that are being taken to eradicate the practice. Every year in India thousands of baby girls are killed. Partly this is because of the dowry system which makes a daughter a liability to a family. In a count...
produced by Mayyasa Al-Malazi (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 26 mins
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