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Title Good fortune [videorecording] / Transient Pictures ; a film by Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine.

Imprint Brooklyn, NY : Transient Pictures ; [S.l.] : Distributed by PBS, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  307.3364 G599 2010    ---  Available
Edition Widescreen version.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 73 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, NTSC; widescreen; stereo.
Language In English, Swahili, and Dholuo; subtitles in English; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Credits Director/producer, Landon Van Soest ; producer/editor, Jeremy Levine ; original music, T. Griffin ; series creator, Marc N. Weiss.
Event Broadcast on July 13, 2010 on the PBS television program P.O.V.
Exhibitions Shown during the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, 2009.
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.
Note Special features: Deleted scenes.
Subject Slums -- Kenya -- Nairobi.
Kibera (Kenya)
Poor -- Kenya -- Nairobi.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme. Slum Upgrading Facility.
Dominion Farms Limited.
Economic development projects -- Kenya -- Nairobi.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Levine, Jeremy.
Van Soest, Landon.
Transient Pictures (Firm)
PBS Video.
Added Title Point of view (Television program)
ISBN 9781608833023
Standard No. 841887013055
Music No. AMD62305 PBS

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