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Claiming our voice / Fine Grain Films ; director, producer, cinematographer, Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel.

Publication:
New York, NY : Third World Newsreel, [2013]
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (21 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
4 3/4 in.
Edition:
Widescreen.
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Subjects:
South Asia.
United States.
Andolan (Organization).
Foreign workers, South Asian -- United States -- Social conditions.
Women household employees -- United States -- Social conditions.
Women household employees -- South Asia -- Social conditions.
Women foreign workers -- United States -- Social conditions.
Women foreign workers -- South Asia -- Social conditions.
South Asian American women -- United States -- Social conditions.
South Asian diaspora.
Women foreign workers -- Social conditions.
Women household employees -- Social conditions.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Filmed performances.
Language:
In English, Bangla and Hindi with subtitles in English.
System Details:
DVD-R, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation.
digital optical
widescreen (1.85:1)
NTSC
video file DVD-R video region 1
Summary:
Short documentary film by Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel sharing the stories of Andolan, an organization founded and led by South Asian immigrant women low-wage workers as a means to support each other and collectively organize against exploitative work conditions. The film follows the women as they create, rehearse and refine acts for their first popular multi-lingual theater performance, directed by YaliniDream. Claiming Our Voice seeks to break community silence by allowing women to (literally) set the stage for how their stories will be told.
Contents:
Special features on CD-ROM: Press kit
Study guide.
Participant:
Featuring: Bhagirathi, Gulnahar Alam, Mukta Begum, Murshea Begum, Niru, Shaku, YaliniDream.
Credits:
Cinematographer, Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel; editor, Amanda Hughes; original score, Arooj Aftab, Joshua Valleau.
Notes:
Special features include a full performance of Sukh aur Dukh ki Kahani.
CD-ROM contains study guide (23 p.) entitled: "Screening guide & companion curriculum for the film "Claiming our voice"", written and developed by Promiti Islam, M.A., Dr. Monisha Bajaj, Ed.D. ; in consultation with Chitra Aiyar, Karishma Desai and Jennifer Samuel.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Sabin W. Colton, Jr., Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Sabin W. Colton, Jr., Memorial Fund.
Samuel, Jennifer Pritheeva, film director, film producer, director of photography.
Hughes, Amanda (Film editor), editor of moving image work.
Aftab, Arooj, composer (expression)
Fine Grain Films (Firm), production company.
Third World Newsreel (Firm), publisher.
OCLC:
907930120