Born into Brothels

13 November 2006 | Worship

I recently watched Born Into Brothels, a documentary on children from Calcutta. It was one of those eye opening kind of movies. It wasn’t full of action, excitement, or romance, but it did have something else that you can only appreciate if you watch the film. I highly recommend this film to anyone.

Summary by: Kenneth Chisholm
Admist the apparent growing prosperity of India, there is a dark underbelly of poverty of another side of the nation that is little known. This film is a chronicle of filmmakers Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman’s efforts to show that world of Calcutta’s red light district. To do that, they inspired a special group of children of the prostitutes of the area to photograph the most reluctant subjects of it. As the kids excel in their new found art, the filmmakers struggle to help them have a chance for a better life away from the miserable poverty that threatens to crush their dreams.

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