Born Into Brothels

Born Into Brothels

DVD - 2005
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Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.
Publisher: [Thousand Oaks, Calif.] : Ventura Distribution, [2005]
Branch Call Number: DVD 306.74 Bor

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kevfarley Feb 13, 2014

Be warned that my NYPL copy was ONLY in Bengali,.. without any English subtitles !?? I mostly just watched the Director's commentary and the bonus extras, ,.. and very much liked the film, the children, and the photography.

love_my_library_card Jul 11, 2013

Wonderful exploration of a group of severely underprivileged children in Calcutta who are given the opportunity to create a better future for themselves through photography. Be sure to watch the version with the directors' commentary for more details and background information on the film, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2005.

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nikkie84
Apr 10, 2011

This is a very interesting documentary, It is, as it says, a story featuring children of prostitutes in Calcutta, but there is always more too it than that, The documentary is from an American photographer who becomes very close with the children and teaches them photography, the children show an amazing amount of passion and ability, and some of the photographs they show are just amazing, Another major part of this documentary is this woman's struggle to help these children make something of their lives and get them into schools, Something that is exceedingly difficult for the simple fact that they live in the red light district. These kids are amazing, definitely worth watching.

Note that it is very lightly narrated in English, but most of the story is told by the children themselves, so it is heavily subtitled.

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edul
Apr 18, 2010

I highly recommend this documentary that follows the lives of children born in the slums of India.

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artsyred
Mar 15, 2010

such talent in the underbelly we never want to see.
great thought provoking film

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