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

Publication Info. Brooklyn, NY : Transient Pictures ; [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by PBS, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction DVD  DVD 967.62 GOOD    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult DVD, Nonfiction  DVD 307.3364 GOO    Check Shelf
Edition Widescreen version.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 73 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special features: Deleted scenes.
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.
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.
System Details DVD, region 1, NTSC; widescreen; stereo.
Exhibitions Shown during the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, 2009.
Language In English, Swahili, and Dholuo; subtitles in English; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Economic development projects -- Kenya -- Nairobi.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Subject United Nations Human Settlements Programme. Slum Upgrading Facility.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Subject Dominion Farms Limited.
Poor -- Kenya -- Nairobi.
Slums -- Kenya -- Nairobi.
Local Subject Poor people -- Kenya -- Nairobi.
Subject Kibera (Kenya)
Added Author Levine, Jeremy.
Van Soest, Landon.
Transient Pictures (Firm)
PBS Video.
Added Title POV (Television program)
ISBN 17.4400
Standard No. 841887013055
Music No. AMD62305 PBS
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