Better Life

Direction
Year
2013
Country
  • United Kingdom
Duration
6min
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Better Life tells a twinned narrative of two struggles of service and citizenship. The audio captures the story of Birendra M., a Nepalese man who served in the First Gulf War in a special division of the British army called the Gurkhas. This special unit has been active since 1857, but only recently have these soldiers been allowed to live in or even visit the United Kingdom. As we listen to his story, we see a social housing complex named after James Hammett, a union organizer in 19thcentury England who was expatriated to Australia because of his work to improve conditions for farmers.

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  • Original title
    Better Life
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Bruno Ramos
  • Editing
    Bruno Ramos
  • Duration
    6 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    2013
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • 2014 Images Festival, Ontario, Canada
    • 2014 Oslo Screen Festival, Oslo, Norway
    • 2014 Arquitecturas Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

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