Born Into Brothels (2004)

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids

Admist the apparent growing prosperity of India, there is a dark underbelly of poverty of another side of the nation that is little known. This film is a chronicle of filmmakers Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman's efforts to show that world of Calcutta's red light district. To do that, they inspired a special group of children of the prostitutes of the area to photograph the most reluctant subjects of it. As the kids excel in their new found art, the filmmakers struggle to help them have a chance for a better life away from the miserable poverty that threatens to crush their dreams.

Great documentray set within the brothels of Culcutta. The colours of the city are beautiful. Definately a place i want to shoot in the future. The kids are given cameras (yashica T4s i think, need one of them) and left to shoot their surroundings. The results are a truthful insight into thier world and lives and new found interest and opportunities for them? Highly recommended. Bless!