John & Jane
John & Jane
It is well known that rich nations produce their consumer goods in the world's poorest countries. Places where the wages and working conditions are as low and difficult as it gets (see for example the film CHINA BLUE).
Now even customer service telephoning has been relocated to distant lands. For some time now, customer service agents in India have been answering calls from customers in America. If that's not odd enough, American customers – perhaps a customer from Texas - isn't supposed to guess that the person on the other end of the line is actually on another continent. These Indian telephonists are instructed to hide behind false identities. This includes learning to talk with an accent, even a Texan accent. Director Ashim Ahluwalia's shows in the film JOHN & JANE how these jobs affect telephone workers, their lives and their self-image.
Title: John & Jane
Original Title: John & Jane
Language versions: English original version with German subtitles
Length: 83 min
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia
Cinematography: Mohanan Mukul Kishore
Editing: Ashim Ahluwalia, Shai Heredia, Meghana Manchanda
Sound Mix: Tarun Bhandari
Music: Masta' Justy, Metamatics, Thomas Brinkmann, Minamo
Featuring: Glen Castinho, Sydney Fernandes, Oaref Glen Castinho, Sydney Fernandes, Oaref Irani, Vandana Malwe, Nikesh Soares, Namrata Pravin Parekh
Production: Anand Tharaney, Shumona Goel, Ashim Ahluwalia, Future East Film
Festivals: 2006-2007: ueber arbeiten Germany-wide touring Film Festival (D); 2006: Berlin International Film Festival/International Forum of New Cinema (D); Work in Progress (D); 2005: Toronto International Film Festival (CA)
Age Recommendation: 0
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