LAKSHMI AND ME
India 2007, 59 min
“What sin did I commit to be born a woman?” These chilling words of 21-year-old housemaid Lakshmi reverberate throughout Mumbai-based fi lmmaker Nishtha Jain’s extraordinary documentary. Jain turns the camera on her part-time maid, and in the process illuminates the complex relationship between employer and servant, fi lmmaker, and subject.
DIR: Nishtha Jain
Sts/Scr: Nishtha Jain, Op/Cam: Deepti Gupta, Rakesh Haridas, Muusika/Music: Mads Nordheim,
Mont/Ed: Rikke Selin Lorentzen, Tootja/ Prod: Raintree Films (Smriti Nevatia), Maailma müük/World Sales: Deckert Distribution, Format: video, Keel/Language: inglise, hindi, marati, tamili / English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Subt: eesti / Estonian