The Resource Leaving home

Leaving home

Label
Leaving home
Title
Leaving home
Contributor
Film director
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Leaving home is what most of us do -- eventually. It's different for Renu. Will she fulfill her dreams of leaving her village home to become a teacher in the big city? Most of India's 1.2 billion people live in villages. This documentary is about one of these villages, 100 miles north of Delhi, with prime focus on Renu and her coming-of-age. Leaving Home is about rural life, castes, marriage, weddings, family, motherhood, fatherhood--and change. And, as it develops, it is a film about women's rights. As the film unfolds, many may be shocked by the restrictions on rights for teenage girls and women in the village. All of this is normal -- and is documented in our new film--as we see Renu's coming of age in a way of life that many in other cultures consider to be one step up from slavery. American anthropologist J. Michael Mahar has been intermittently living in the village for over a half-century. Our guide and colorful and revealing story teller, he has seen the village move from the 18th to the 20th century before his eyes. He arranged our unusual access to those we filmed. Nishu Varma, a journalist who is also our interpreter, talks with women with no men in hearing distance. Her revealing conversations about sex, abuse, dowry and other traditions has never before been in a film about India
Cataloging source
UtOrKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by New Day Films in 2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Richter, Robert
  • Kanopy
Runtime
72
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Domestic relations
  • Domestic relations
  • Women
  • Women
  • India
Technique
live action
Label
Leaving home
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (73 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1249770
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(CaSfKAN)kan1249770
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Leaving home
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (73 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1249770
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(CaSfKAN)kan1249770
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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