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Probably subtitledBorn Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5055159277464
Released: 27th August 2007
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: DAP7746
Category: Feature, Documentary
Format: DVD / Normal
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004) (Retail / Rental)


Probably subtitled The main feature on this DVD title probably has English subtitles. [explanation]

Claimed subtitles: English

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Film information

Story: Oscar-winning documentary by Zana Briski about the children of Calcutta's sex trade workers. Director Zana Briski went to Calcutta to photograph the children of sex-trade workers who carve out a Spartan existence among abject squalor. These children, some as young as 5, are forced to look after each other and dodge the blows of a society still based on a caste system of which they, or rather their parents, occupy the bottom rung. Briski was so moved by the children's plight that she became personally involved - the worst no-no of documentary making - and made a nonetheless striking feature length film about them. Embarking upon a photography course with the children, she asks them to take pictures of their everyday lives - discovering in the process a huge reservoir of untapped creativity and intelligence. The results are astounding and move Briski to attempt to get them enrolled in regular schooling against overwhelming odds - both state and family. The scenes of the group's first excursion to see the ocean (which is only a few miles away) and their international trip to an exhibition of their photographs in the US are absolutely gripping film.

Directed by: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman

Music by: John McDowell

Produced by: Ross Kauffman, Zana Briski

Subject: Shanti Das, Avijit, Suchitra, Manik, Gour, Puja Mukerjee, Tapasi, Mamuni, Kochi, Zana Briski

Written by: Ross Kauffman, Zana Briski

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Drakes Avenue Pictures

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