Director: Zana Briski
A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, "Born Into Brothels" is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in Calcutta's red light district, where their mothers work as prostitutes. Spurred by the kids' fascination with her camera, Zana Briski, a New York-based photographer living in the brothels and documenting life there, decides to teach them photography. As they begin to look at and record their world through new eyes, the kids, whom society refused to recognize, awaken for the first time to their own talents and sense of worth. Filmmakers Ross Kauffman and Zanu Briski capture the way in which beauty can be found in even the seemingly bleakest and most hopeless of places, and how art and education can empower children to transform their lives.
Special Video Commentary by the Kids Watching Selected Scenes of the Film; "Reconnecting" - An update of the Kids 3 Years Later.Deleted Scenes, Director Commentary, Featurette.
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||83 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||Dolby Surround 5.1 - English|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.68 x 7.75|
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