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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004) (The Kids of Sonagachi)

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Kochi Kochi
Avijit Halder Avijit Halder
(as Avijit)
Shanti Das Shanti Das
(as Shanti)
Manik Manik
Puja Mukerjee Puja Mukerjee
(as Puja)
Gour Gour
Suchitra Suchitra
Tapasi Tapasi

Written by
Zana Briski Zana Briski
(written by)
Ross Kauffman Ross Kauffman
(written by)


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A very good movie

7 years, 4 months ago at Jun 25 6:25
Since I kept hearing some really good things about this movie (among other things, it managed to win the Academy Awards for Best Documentary feature), I was quite eager to check it out. Well, the damned thing turned out to be seriously totally heartbreaking. Even though you might think that India's economy is really expanding (which is indeed the case), a big chunk of the population still remains ... read more
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Description: This unusual and emotionally affecting documentary was filmed in Sonagachi, one of the many red light districts in Calcutta where prostitutes give birth to many children they do not love or want. The children become veritable slaves in the compound where they live with little chance to attend school or venture out into the wider world. The prostitutes expect their daughters to join or replace them when they become teenagers. Men serve as pimps and spend most of the day in drug stupors or fighting among themselves. The kids witness angry customers, addictions of all kinds, thievery, and murder. Photographer Zana Briski went to ... (more)
Release date: 11 March 2005
UPC: 821575534253
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"Red Light Dreams of a red light are messages to "stop, do not proceed." A red light can also be a sign of prostitution, and a message to beware of the temptation to sell yourself without regard to your talents, gifts, and/or resources. "

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