Keswick Film Club - Born into Brothels

Sunday 12th March 5:00 PM

Born into Brothels 

Director: Ross Kauffman & Zana Briski Country: USA/Canada
Cert: 15 Year: 2004 Length: 85 mins Language: Subtitled

Audience Reaction

Score: 82.35% Attendance: 40

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Synopsis

While documenting the experiences of prostitutes in Calcutta's red-light district, photojournalist Zana Briski befriended many of their children and decided to provide them with a chance to record images from their own lives. Supplied with cameras by Briski, the children present a portrait of their harsh world that is both unique and insightful. Thus was born Kids with Cameras, a unique outreach programme still running today in Calcutta. Meanwhile she tries to get them out of the brothels and into schools. An honest account of children living on the edge but filtered through hopeful and positive eyes.

BEST DOCUMENTARY - 2004 Oscars

Critics

open_quote the spectre of long odds and narrow choices
shades every frame, yet the tone is often buoyant and inspirational
close_quote Jessica Winter, Time Out



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