by Day Nancy by Night
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by Day Nancy by Night (2005)
& Directed by:
the Story: Nalini
by Day Nancy by Night is a documentary film. This film explores
business process outsourcing in India. Told from the perspective
of an Indian living in the United States, the film provides
us with a glimpse into India’s call centers, where telemarketers
acquire American names and accents to service the telephone-support
industry of the U.S.
Movie Review and links:
Movie Website : Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night is
a documentary on outsourcing of American jobs to India.
The film incorporates animation, live action, and archival
footage to explore the complexities of globalization, capitalism,
imdb.com : A documentary on outsourcing of American
jobs to India
The film incorporates animation as a way to build in personal
narrative in a doodle-like manner. It also includes live
action footage which takes the form of cinema verité
and innovatively edited interviews, and archival footage
that provides contextual analysis to the socio-political
history of globalization and capitalism. The film is a wonderful
commentary on identity in the new millennium that intersects
diaspora with global outsourcing.