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At my doorstep / a film by Nishtha Jain.

Contributor(s): Jain, Nishtha [director, editor, producer.] | Raintree Films [producer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Mumbai : Raintree Films, ©2009Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 70 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Social classes -- India | Caste -- India | Sanitation workers -- India -- Social conditionsDDC classification:
Production Credits: Cinematography, Rakesh Haridas; editing, Nishtha Jain; sound, Indrajit Neogi; sound design, Niraj Gera.
Summary: "A closer look at those who come to the filmmaker's door becomes a way of entering a parallel world of garbage collectors, domestic workers, delivery boys, watchmen--all those who labour long hours in difficult conditions to make middle and upper class lives in the city of Bombay more comfortable. These providers of services and goods often remain faceless and name less. They are, like the people who enjoy their services, mainly migrants, but their presence here is more sharply defined by the lack of survival options back home. Nothing else explains why they should bear with such harsh living and unfair working conditions. The film looks at the crisscrossing of various lives in the filmmaker's housing colony, gleaning from this microcosm a sense of how millions work, interact and struggle for a firmer foothold in an indifferent, often hostile megacity."--Container.
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DVD DVD Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
A00691 (Browse shelf) A15 Available A00691

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Cinematography, Rakesh Haridas; editing, Nishtha Jain; sound, Indrajit Neogi; sound design, Niraj Gera.

"A closer look at those who come to the filmmaker's door becomes a way of entering a parallel world of garbage collectors, domestic workers, delivery boys, watchmen--all those who labour long hours in difficult conditions to make middle and upper class lives in the city of Bombay more comfortable. These providers of services and goods often remain faceless and name less. They are, like the people who enjoy their services, mainly migrants, but their presence here is more sharply defined by the lack of survival options back home. Nothing else explains why they should bear with such harsh living and unfair working conditions. The film looks at the crisscrossing of various lives in the filmmaker's housing colony, gleaning from this microcosm a sense of how millions work, interact and struggle for a firmer foothold in an indifferent, often hostile megacity."--Container.

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