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KARAM IN JAIPUR

Year: 2001

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G

Runtime: 54 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: David MacDougall

Produced By: David MacDougall

Language: English subtitles

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PART 3 OF THE DOON SCHOOL QUINTET

This third film in the Doon School Quintet follows the main protagonist of With Morning Hearts into the next phase of his life in Jaipur House, one of the five main houses of the school. There he plays hockey, sings, studies, and struggles to settle into the House. He must keep up with his classmates, contend with the authority of older boys, and try to find a way to make his mark. He finds it in gymnastics for which he has an aptitude.

"The Doon School films are landmark visual essays into the cultures of middle class modernity in India. They will prove important tools towards an understanding of the institutional sites and cultures of the self that constitute postcolonized life." - Associate Professor Sanjay Srivastava, Head of School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University; author of Constructing Post-Colonial India: National Character and the Doon School.
"Without doubt the Doon Project will provide plentiful material for discussion of such matters as the place of such a school in a democratic society; the acculturation of children; identity in its old sense versus 'identity' in its new sense of national or cultural conformism; how an elite perpetuates its values; or, at a more experiential level, how we may each position ourselves in relation to the machineries of social constraint. Nevertheless, simply to call these anthropological films would, while true, be a little like calling [Chinua Achebe's] Things Fall Apart an anthropological novel. They are major contributions to our screen culture, and deserve to be seen well beyond the confines of the discipline." - Dai Vaughan, Visual Anthropology.

ALSO AVAILABLE FROM RONIN FILMS IN THE DOON SCHOOL QUINTET

PART 1 - DOON SCHOOL CHRONICLES
PART 2 - WITH MORNING HEARTS
PART 4 - THE NEW BOYS
PART 5 - THE AGE OF REASON

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