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The Resource Children of shadows, by Karen Kramer, (electronic resource)

Children of shadows, by Karen Kramer, (electronic resource)

Label
Children of shadows
Title
Children of shadows
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Kramer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
hat
Summary
In Haiti, many parents are forced by destitution and desperation to give away their children. The children, who may be as young as four years old, then go to live and work for other families as unpaid domestic servants, or slaves. They are known as "restavek" children. Children of Shadows follows the children as they go through their daily chores - the endless cycle of cooking, washing, sweeping, mopping, going to the market, or going to run errands. In heartbreaking interviews, the children speak openly and shyly about the lives they are forced to lead. Their "aunts" (adoptive caretakers) speak openly and proudly of the vast mountain of work that "their" restavek does for them. The camera goes deep into the countryside to interview the peasant families as to what kind of situation would force them to give away one or more of their children. Narrated entirely by the people themselves in their native Creole and with original Haitian music laced throughout the film, this affecting documentary is the first film to be made on a subject which, until recently, has never been talked about
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kramer, Karen
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
In Haitian French Creole with English subtitles
Runtime
54
Series statement
Criminal justice and public safety in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child labor
  • Children's rights
  • Human rights
Technique
unknown
Label
Children of shadows, by Karen Kramer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1641261
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641261/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211517
  • (OCoLC)780750550
Video recording format
other
Label
Children of shadows, by Karen Kramer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1641261
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641261/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211517
  • (OCoLC)780750550
Video recording format
other

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