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The Resource Beasts of burden, by Ampersand Productions, (electronic resource)

Beasts of burden, by Ampersand Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
Beasts of burden
Title
Beasts of burden
Statement of responsibility
by Ampersand Productions
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
India's cities are thronged with faceless rickshaw workers. This film puts a human face on those at the low end of the caste system whose only chance to eke out a bare subsistence for their families is to do the work done by beasts of burden in more affluent societies. The film follows Jadav as he leaves his drought-ridden village without luggage or money. Arriving in Calcutta, he finds people living in the train station and the streets. Although he feels humiliated to apply for the job as rickshaw puller, he sees no alternative. He meets men who have been pulling enormous loads for twenty years, who have developed lung problems and impaired vision. Other men sell their blood, often tainted, in order to feed their families. People even buy and sell the cadavers of those who died in the streets because there is a market for human bones. Despite the misery he encounters, Jadav dreams that life will be better for his children, and that, hopefully, his next life will be better!
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ampersand Film & Video Tape Productions
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Rickshaw men
  • India
  • India
Target audience
general
Label
Beasts of burden, by Ampersand Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630954
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630954/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209725
  • (OCoLC)747796224
Video recording format
other
Label
Beasts of burden, by Ampersand Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630954
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630954/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209725
  • (OCoLC)747796224
Video recording format
other

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