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Leaving Home

Coming of age of teen age girl

Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Lifestyle, Society, Human Interest, and Portrait
Synopsis

Video Librarian: Recommended ***(3 stars)
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

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
72 minutes

Credits

  • Robert Richter ... Producer, Director, Writer
  • Nishu Varma ... Interpreter
  • Michael Mahar ... Consultant
  • Alan Jacobsen ... Cinematographer
  • Jesse Epstein ... Cinematographer
  • Amy Kessler ... Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Richter Productions
Country
India
Years of Production
2004-9
Locations
North India village

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Language
English, Hindi3https://www.newday.com/film/leaving-home
Subtitles
English Subtitles

Photos

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