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Jane Sloan <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 30 Nov 2001 13:31:28 -0400
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When Mother comes Home for Christmas, Nilita Vachani, 1995
fascinating story of a sri lankan woman hired out to a french couple in athens
to take care of their children
film revolves around her trip back to sri lanka to check on her own children
she has not seen in several years but whom she supports
definitely worth seeking out documentary with the "narrative pull of fiction"
" made by a sometime associate of Mira Nair, is the product of extraordinary
persistence, empathy and intelligence; never mind that it opens up the
emotional lives of an entire family and reveals, in heartbreakingly direct
fashion, the true meaning of the phrase "global economy." --Nation, 5/13/96,
Vol. 262 Issue 19, p35, 2p  Klawans, Stuart

Carol Donelan wrote:

> A colleague of mine is looking for films with plots featuring cultural
> transition(s), i.e. someone going to a foreign country, or someone coming
> home, and in both cases having to make some cultural adjustments and/or
> resisting changes.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks for your input.
> Carol Donelan
> Media Studies Program
> Carleton College
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