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Jain,Nishtha

Lakshmi and me videorecording Raintree Films presents ; direction, Nishtha Jain , India - Jain,Nishtha Raintree Films c2005 - 1 videodisc (ca. 59 min.) sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Even in a metropolis like Bombay, old feudal attitudes still govern relationships between employers and their ‘servants'. Against this backdrop, Nishtha begins making a film with Lakshmi, her part-time maid. 20-year-old Lakshmi's is a precarious existence to begin with; illness and romance compound her problems in unexpected ways. As the filmmaker is drawn deeper into Lakshmi's life, she is forced to look at aspects of her own self as well, and to question many of the things she takes for granted. During a year and a half of dramatic changes,
the process of filming has its own impact on unfolding events and on the relationship between the two women.

Editing, Nishtha Jain ; Cenematography, Deepti Gupta ; Music, Debjyoti Mishra ; Commentary, Smriti Nevatia ; Sound, Goutam Nag, Gissy Michael. Editing, Nishtha Jain ; Cenematography, Deepti Gupta ; Music, Debjyoti Mishra ; Commentary, Smriti Nevatia ; Sound, Goutam Nag, Gissy Michael.







In Bengali, Hindi, and English with English voice-over and subtitles.

Premiere at IDFA(International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam), 2007
One World-International Human Rights Documentary Festival, Prague, 2008
Full-Frame Film Festival, Durham, NC, USA, 2008
It's All True International Documentary Film Festival, São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro, 2008
IWFFIS-International Women's Film Festival in Seoul, 2008
IFFF - International Women's Film Festival Dortmund, Cologne, 2008
Dok-fest Munich, 2008
Planete Doc, Warsaw, 2008
Seattle International Film Festival, USA, 2008
Bucharest International Film Festival, Romania, 2008
Encounters Film Festival, Johannesburg, Cape Town, 2008
Jerusalem Film festival, 2008
5th Golden Apricot Film festival, Armenia, 2008
International Women's festival, Taiwan, 2008

Awards
Best Documentary, IDPA, 2007
Nominee, Silver Wolf Award IDFA, 2007
Jury Special Mention, Doc Planete Review, Warsaw 2008


Women Relationship--India
Romance--India
Sexuality--India
Women household employees--Social conditions.
Poor women--Social conditions.
Poverty.
Social history.


Feature films.
Documentary films.
Experimental films.

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