Keepers of the House

In this 14 minute animated documentary, eight housekeepers from hospitals in Durham, North Carolina tell moving and compassionate stories about their special human relationships with patients and the ways in which they believe their work contributes to healing.

  • Rhonda Klevansky
    One Band Indivisible (independent), Andes to Amazon (BBC), Chile, Land of Contrasts (NHNZ/Discovery/TVNChile)
  • Rhonda Klevansky
    One Band Indivisible (independent), Andes to Amazon (BBC), Chile, Land of Contrasts (NHNZ/Discovery/TVNChile)
  • Neil Prose (exec)
  • Francesca Talenti
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    digital HD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Duke University housekeepers and medical educators preview
    United States
    September 20, 2019
    no public premier yet
Director Biography - Rhonda Klevansky

Rhonda Klevansky, South African, lives in Durham, NC.
She is a videographer, photographer, writer, and teaches at The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. Before moving to the USA she worked on nature films for broadcasters in the UK, South Africa and South America, and has made independent documentaries ever since.
She has written magazine articles, year-end reports and a nonfiction children's book. She contributes photographs to Getty Images and the Nature Picture Library and her photographs have been exhibited in the USA, UK, South Africa and Chile. She is particularly interested in advocacy and assists non-profits tell their stories.

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Director Statement

"Keepers of the House" allowed me the opportunity to give an often-invisible group of people the possibility to tell the compelling stories of their compassionate work.