Doormat

    • Christy Garland, Susan Armstrong
    • Canada, India
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    Synopsis

    In a world of globalization, we take a look at a common household product and its origins. The word 'doormat' is sometimes used to describe someone who submits to whatever life throws at them. But in this special documentary, filmmakers Christy Garland and Susan Armstrong follow the production path of an ordinary household doormat, into the intimate lives of four people in Kerala, India where 85% of the world's doormats are made by hand. With humor and resilience, a coconut tree climber, fibre spinner, factory owner and worker all struggle with misfortune, betrayal and fate, while making ends meet with this ubiquitous object.

    Credits

    Director
    Christy Garland, Susan Armstrong
    Production
    Christy Garland for Great Five Lakes

    Contact

    World Sales
    Ron Alexander for TeleProductions International
    Festival Handling
    Christy Garland for Great Five Lakes

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    Available versions
    video,color
    Spoken languages
    English

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    • video
    Director
    Christy Garland, Susan Armstrong
    Production
    Christy Garland for Great Five Lakes

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