Documentary Born into Brothels on DVD

Posted by: Michael

I am a sucker for a good moving Documentary and from what I have heard Born into Brothels is just that. Lions Gate Entertainment announced the DVD release of the Academy Award © winning documentary, BORN INTO BROTHELS.

BORN INTO BROTHELS is an inspiring look at the transformative journey of a group of extraordinary children in Calcutta’s red light district. A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, BON INTO BROTHELS is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red light district of Calcutta where their mothers work as prostitutes.

Zana Briski, a New York based photographer, gives each of these youngsters a camera and teaches them how to take picture, simultaneously causing the, to look at their world with new eyes. Together with Ross Kauffman, Briski captures the magical way in which beauty can be found in the most unlikely of places and how a bright and promising future becomes a possibility for children who previously had no future at all.

Touching and heartfelt, yet devoid of sentimentality, BORN INTO BROTHELS, defies the tear-stained tourist snapshot of the global underbelly. Briski spent years with these children and became a part of their lives. Their photographs are prisms into their souls, rather than anthropological curiosities, and a true testimony to the power of the indeliable creative spirit.

BORN INTO BROTHELS on DVD is being release on September 20th.

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