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Born into Brothels (2004 movie)

4 Ratings: 4.5
A movie directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski

Set in Calcutta's notorious red-light district,Born Into Brothelsexplores the lives of its most vulnerable citizens. Directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman, the picture’s eight small subjects shot the still footage themselves. Briski first … see full wiki

Genre: Documentary
Release Date: December 8, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about Born into Brothels (2004 movie)
review by . September 23, 2006
It is said that suffering develops character. Surely, when photographer Zana Briski went on a photography pilgrimage to the red light district in Sonagchi, Calcutta, in India, she discovered more character, and in smaller shape and size, then she might have imagined. Peering through a lens into the darkest shadows of life - into the world of prostitution - to capture the images the world wishes not to see, not, at least, from this angle of truth, she saw between the life-battered women... their …
review by . November 02, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
BORN INTO BROTHELS won the Academy Award for documentaries: it should have also won the Humanitarian Award. Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman have not only created a captivating film about the plight and survival instincts of a group of eight children who were born to prostitutes in the red light district of Calcutta: they have given us a visual montage of the images captured by these children, through the cameras as lovingly instructed by Briski, that look back at the environment in which they are …
review by . August 14, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: outstanding piece, great direction     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: God_bless_the child who suffers_God_bless the young without mothers_Let every man help his brother_Let us all love one another_Make all our hearts blind to color_God_bless the child_who_suffers Shania Twain     Written and directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman, Born Into Brothels is a documentary of 1-½ hours detailing the lives of several children born into …
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