The Resource Good Fortune, Directed and produced by Landon Van Soest

Good Fortune, Directed and produced by Landon Van Soest

Label
Good Fortune
Title
Good Fortune
Statement of responsibility
Directed and produced by Landon Van Soest
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Are international aid programs in Africa undermining the very communities they aim to help? Good Fortune is a rare and intimate portrait of two vibrant Kenyan communities, one rural, one urban, battling to save their homes and businesses from large-scale development organizations. Both communities believe the aid projects will devastate their lives and are organizing to fight back. Part I: Jackson and Dominion Farms. In the rural countryside, an American company is threatening to flood Jackson's family farm. The company has invested over $21 million in a commercial rice farm in the region that they say will stimulate the economy, create employment, and provide infrastructure. But to irrigate its farm, the company is planning to flood over 1100 acres of local farmland, including the homes of 500 families like Jackson's. As water reaches his doorstep, Jackson organizes his community and vows to fight to protect his land. Part II: Silva and the Slum Upgrading Project The successful midwife Silva Adhiambo lives in Kibera, Africa's largest squatter community. Her home and business are being being demolished as part of a United Nations slum-upgrading project. The government and the U.N. insist the evictions will be temporary but the residents do not believe them. Silva, her husband and her neighbors organize to stop it. The film suggests that poor people should not be passive recipients of well-intentioned international aid programs that affect their lives
Awards note
  • Overseas Press Club Award, 2011
  • Emmy Nomination, News and Documentary, 2011
  • Official Selection, International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2009
  • Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, N.Y., 2009
  • Witness Award, SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival, Maryland, 2009
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Soest, Landon Van
  • Soest, Landon Van
Runtime
74
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International Business
  • Communities
  • Economics
  • Kenya
Target audience
adult
Label
Good Fortune, Directed and produced by Landon Van Soest
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (74 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1784614
  • (OCoLC)747796564
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784614/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000136380
Video recording format
other
Label
Good Fortune, Directed and produced by Landon Van Soest
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (74 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1784614
  • (OCoLC)747796564
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784614/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000136380
Video recording format
other

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