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Title Gandhi's children.

Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.


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Physical description 1 streaming video file (approximately 185 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Notes Title from title frames.
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 2008.
Summary A shelter for children on the outskirts of New Delhi provides food and accommodation for 350 boys. Some are orphans, others have been abandoned, still others have run away from home. About half are held under a court order, having been picked up from the streets for petty crimes. Living at the institution for several months, the filmmaker explores its routines and the varied experiences of several boys. Despite the harshness of their lives, many show remarkable strength of character, knowledge, and resilience. One day 181 child labourers arrive, placing additional strain on the building's deteriorating facilities. The institution does what it can, but is it enough? Gandhi's children is a film by David MacDougall, one of the world's leading figures in ethnographic filmmaking. It forms a striking companion piece to his previous films on schools and schooling in India - the Doon School quintet, Schoolscapes and Some alien creatures. "Going right back to one of the first films by David MacDougall that I saw Lorang's way, made in 1979 in partnership with his wife Judith, the thought occurred to me then that if Jane Austen had had the opportunity to make a film, it might have emerged like a MacDougall film. I still feel the same way after watching Gandhi's children." - Andrew Pike, Ronin Films. Gandhi's children has been selected for screening at the following film festivals: * Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York, 2008 * London International Documentary Film Festival, 2009 * Jean Rouch Film Festival, Paris, 2009 * Munich International Documentary Film Festival (DOK.FEST), 2009 * Freiburg FilmForum, 2009 * Beeld voor Beeld, Amsterdam, 2009 * Ethnocineca, Vienna, 2009 * Days of Ethnographic Films, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2009 * Brisbane International Film Festival, 2009 * NAFA Film Festival, Capodistria, Slovenia, 2009 * DocLisboa, Lisbon, 2009.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Flash Player.
Other author MacDougall, David, director.
Subject Children's shelters -- India -- New Delhi.
Boys -- India -- New Delhi.
Orphans -- India -- New Delhi.
Publisher Number 1041646 Kanopy