“The Oscar-winning documentary is as vital and heartrending today as it was on its release almost a decade ago.”
The first image is a naked light bulb, swarmed by bugs seeking warmth. A series of equally impressionistic images follows: a child’s face, women in a city street, a hallway crowded with men, a woman undressing. All introduce Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids, a look into the lives of children in Sonagachi, North Calcutta. “The men who enter our building are not so good,” says Kochi. “They are drunk. They come inside and shout and swear.” Kochi stands by a window looking out; behind her, laundry flaps and an orange sky offers beauty, but also, the imminent night, when the men enter.
This documentary is fascinating in a raw and touching way – not to be missed!
Come around to witness this unique project unfolding as the documentary goes.
Duration: 1h 25min
Director: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman
Entry by donation, free popcorn as usual!
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