Born into Brothels

Born into Brothels

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Director: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman

Cast: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman

     
 

Born Into Brothels is a documentary about the inspiring non-profit foundation Kids With Cameras, which teaches photography skills to children in marginalized communities. In 1998, New York-based photographer Zana Briski started photographing prostitutes in the red-light district of Calcutta. She eventually developed a relationship with their children, who wereSee more details below

Overview

Born Into Brothels is a documentary about the inspiring non-profit foundation Kids With Cameras, which teaches photography skills to children in marginalized communities. In 1998, New York-based photographer Zana Briski started photographing prostitutes in the red-light district of Calcutta. She eventually developed a relationship with their children, who were fascinated by her equipment. After several years of learning in workshops with Briski, the kids created their own photographs with point-and-shoot 35 mm cameras. Their images capture the intimacy and color of everyday life in the overpopulated sections of Calcutta. Proceeds from the sale of the children's photographs go to fund their future education. Directed by Briski and filmmaker Ross Kauffman, Born Into Brothels was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the documentary competition.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post - Desson Thomson
Doesn't just bring you to the edge of the hopeless zone, it takes you right into its homes where the children play.
Boston Globe - Ty Burr
This is the kind of film that reminds you of what movies, at their best, are capable of.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
UPC:
0821575534253
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
R
Source:
Velocity / Thinkfilm
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:23:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Directors commentary with Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski; Special video commentary by the kids watching selected scenes of the film; Deleted scenes; "Reconnecting" - an update of the kids 3 years later; Interview segment with Charlie Rose; Academy Award acceptance speech; Production stills; About Kids With Cameras; Theatrical trailer; Trailer gallery

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Born Into Brothels
1. Opening Credits [4:30]
2. Children [3:28]
3. Learning Photography [4:32]
4. Photos by Kochi [3:54]
5. Never Said No [3:31]
6. A Trip to the Zoo [4:18]
7. Puja [3:42]
8. Photos by Suchitra [4:23]
9. Avijit [3:55]
10. Photos by Avajit [5:18]
11. Home From the Beach [2:18]
12. Without Help [4:06]
13. Preparing Documents [3:48]
14. Photos by Tapasi [4:42]
15. The Exhibition [3:37]
16. Interviews [4:43]
17. Passport [3:31]
18. Going to School [3:52]
19. Last Chance [8:00]
20. End Credits [2:50]

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