Born Into Brothels (2004) - Movie Details
December 8, 2004 (LA/NY)
Rated R for some sequences of strong language
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 the red light district of Calcutta where their mothers are prostitutes. Zana Briski, a New York-based photojournalist who travelled to India to document the lives of women in the brothels, gives these youngsters cameras and teaches them how to take pictures, leading them to look at their world with...
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The winner for Best Documentary at this year's Academy Awards, "Born Into Brothels" takes a look at the sad state of things in the red district of a city in Sonagchi, Calcutta, where children live in chaos and, with little hope of ever escaping, are likely to become criminals and prostitutes. It's pointless to say that it didn't take much to make this one of the most tragic and captivating documentaries in recent years. Full movie review »