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Born Into Brothels
January 31, 2007, 5:04 pm
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“The most stigmatized people in Calcutta’s red light district are not the prostitutes, but their children. In the face of abject poverty, abuse, and despair, these kids have little possibility of escaping their mother’s fate or for creating another type of life.

In Born into Brothels, directors Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman chronicle the amazing transformation of the children they come to know in the red light district. Briski, a professional photographer, gives them lessons and cameras, igniting latent sparks of artistic genius that reside in these children who live in the most sordid and seemingly hopeless world.

The photographs taken by the children are not merely examples of remarkable observation and talent; they reflect something much larger, morally encouraging, and even politically volatile: art as an immensely liberating and empowering force.”

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I saw this movie and it was incredible. It will make you cry but I think everyone should see it.

I also went to the G.love and matt costa concert the other night and thought of you. He sang cold beverages. Also baby got sauce. It was a lot of fun.

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