• Film ID:
  • 14465
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=83 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.India.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
BORN INTO BROTHELS (2004)
(Calcutta's Red Light Kids)
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A community worker sets the world to rights teaching prostitutes' children the art of photography in a red light area of Calcutta. As she befriends them she takes it on herself to 'rescue' them from their fate, their friends and their families by getting them enrolled in private education schools to help them change their destiny. Zana is such a powerful person that, as the follow up DVD extra 'Reconnecting with Born into Brothels' demonstrates, she succeeds. This is a superb film animated by the children themselves as they learn to express themselves, including through the art of photography, their outlooks on life are changed and as a fly on the wall insight into the lives of them and those that surround them. Ten out of ten for this one, and good on you Zana.
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