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Calcutta calling

Author: Andre Hormann; Anna Wendt; Ar'te.; Cinema Guild.
Publisher: New York : ARTE/HFF : Distributed by Cinema Guild, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A snapshot of globalization at work in the 21st century. This documentary follows Vikeel Uppal, a young man who works in a busy calling center, as he gets tutored in the English language, learns pronunciation from commercials and movies, and watches English soccer matches to gain insight into the people he calls on a daily basis.
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andre Hormann; Anna Wendt; Ar'te.; Cinema Guild.
ISBN: 0781511917 9780781511919
OCLC Number: 124534373
Language Note: In English and Hindi.
Credits: Directeor, Andre Hörmann ; producer, Anna Wendt.
Description: 1 videodisc (17 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Responsibility: an HFF Konrad Wolf and ARTE presentation.

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A snapshot of globalization at work in the 21st century. This documentary follows Vikeel Uppal, a young man who works in a busy calling center, as he gets tutored in the English language, learns pronunciation from commercials and movies, and watches English soccer matches to gain insight into the people he calls on a daily basis.

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(EMRO user published 2008-05-19 ) Very Good Permalink
“Yes, I am calling from Melbourne…,” says the sales representative over the phone while actually sitting in a cubicle in Calcutta, India. This scene from the film perfectly captures the essence of the documentary Calcutta Calling by Andre Hormann. In 17 minutes, Hormann effectively shows...
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