Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids

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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids ★★½ 2004 (R)

Photojournalist Zana Briski presents the world of Calcutta prostitution through the eyes and pictures of the children who live it. Not only does she give them photography instruction as a means to help lift them from their current situation, she goes a step further in trying to place them in boarding school—much to the chagrin of the opposing parents. The subject is nothing new but her drive to make a change in these doomed lives is commendable and may hopefully inspire others. 85m/C DVD . US IND: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman; W: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman; C: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman; M: John McDowell. Oscars '04: Feature Doc.