Born into Brothels
Cert: 15 Year: 2004 Length: 85 mins Language: Subtitled
Score: 82.35% Attendance: 40
While documenting the experiences of prostitutes in Calcutta's red-light district, photojournalist Zana Briski befriended many of their children and decided to provide them with a chance to record images from their own lives. Supplied with cameras by Briski, the children present a portrait of their harsh world that is both unique and insightful. Thus was born Kids with Cameras, a unique outreach programme still running today in Calcutta. Meanwhile she tries to get them out of the brothels and into schools. An honest account of children living on the edge but filtered through hopeful and positive eyes.
BEST DOCUMENTARY - 2004 Oscars
the spectre of long odds and narrow choices
shades every frame, yet the tone is often buoyant and inspirational Jessica Winter, Time Out
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