Item Details

Good Fortune [videorecording]

Transient Pictures ; a film by Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
UN Habitat promises better housing to residents of the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Meanwhile in the Kenyan countryside, Dominion Farms, a private U.S. company, hopes to elevate the local standard of living by converting pastures and farmland into rice fields. By taking their camera directly to the communities affected by these two ambitious development projects, the filmmakers discover what these do-gooder institutions can't seem to, why their presence is unwelcome by the very people they are trying to help.
Director
Landon Van Soest; Jeremy Levine
Release Date
2009
Run Time
73 min.
Language
In English, Swahili, and Dholuo; subtitles in English; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Notes
Special features: Deleted scenes.
ISBN
9781608833023, 160883302X
Published
Brooklyn, NY : Transient Pictures ; [S.l.] : Distributed by PBS, c2009.
Publisher no.
AMD62305 PBS
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 73 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, NTSC; widescreen; stereo.
Technical Details
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