Born Into Brothels is a documentary about children inspiring foundation nonprofit with cameras, who teaches photography skills to children in marginalized communities. In 1998, New York, photographer Zana Briski started photographing prostitutes in Calcutta’s red light district. Over time they developed a relationship with their children, who were fascinated with his team.
After several years of learning in workshops with Briski, the children created their own pictures with a point and shoot cameras 35 mm. His images capture the intimacy and color of daily life in the overpopulated sections of Calcutta. Proceeds from the sale of photographs of children go to fund their future education. Directed by Briski and filmmaker Ross Kauffman, born in the brothels was presented at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the documentary competition.
The photography is splendid, rich in color and material, and the video camera through the red light district following miserable Briski, pausing to listen to abusive mothers and fathers withhold approval drugged children a better life, listening the wisdom of the elders who want something more for these children, catch a world known a few. Briski and Kauffman dedicated as they are to your dream, be realistic and document an element of life in a third world country that is enlightening. This is a poignant without being maudlin film, beautiful, without ignoring reality. In English with subtitles for the children’s comments. Highly recommended.