Sunday, February 26, 2006
Born Into Brothels
Born into Brothels, a documentary by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski looks at the lives of kids in the Sonagchi, a red light area of Calcutta. Zana taught kids to use the camera and has tried to weave a story of their lives using the pictures they took. The documentary also presents here efforts to get 8 kids to a boarding school and concludes with only 3 able to make it. The documentary won the Oscar in 2004 in the best documentary category.
Here is a link to some photographs by the kids: Kids with Cameras
Here is another viewpoint on the movie by Svati Shah: Born Into Saving Brothel Children
Don't quite agree with her take on the film, but if you have watched it, would like to hear your thoughts on it. If not, a documentary worth watching.