Good Fortune

Good Fortune

DVD - 2010
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UN Habitat promises better housing to residents of the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Meanwhile in the Kenyan countryside, Dominion Farms, a private U.S. company, hopes to elevate the local standard of living by converting pastures and farmland into rice fields. By taking their camera directly to the communities affected by these two ambitious development projects, the filmmakers discover what these do-gooder institutions can't seem to, why their presence is unwelcome by the very people they are trying to help.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Transient Pictures ; [S.l.] : Distributed by PBS, c2010
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9781608833023
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 73 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 04, 2012

A great documentary with some wonderful footage of two dramatically different landscapes in Kenya. The filmmakers also captured some terrible examples of paternalism by middle-to-upper class individuals, both Kenyan and American. African challenges require African solutions, not North American or European solutions. A great learning experience!


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