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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids [DVD] [Region Free] (IMPORT) (No English version)
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NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk DOES NOT have English audio and subtitles. Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitute...
- Aspect Ratio : Unknown
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Director : Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman
- Media Format : PAL, DVD
- Run time : 85 minutes
- Actors : Shanti Das, Avijit, Suchitra, Manik, Gour
- Studio : Against Gravity
- ASIN : B008D388JG
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There are many issues that are featured in this movie and not nearly enough solutions. but as the critical reviews state it is uplifting to see children find joy through the lens of a camera.
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Briski has been accused of exploiting the children as objects in her documentary, but I think this is unfair: there is nothing wrong in filming your work if this raises awareness and helps with fund raising, which this film certainly did.
At the end of the film, one is left with mixed feelings: on the one hand, a few kids make it and through their photos achieve emancipation from the slums. On the other hand, many don't, either because their parents prevent them or because they can't make the fateful decision to leave home.
WARNING: some DVD players cannot access to essential subtitles.
The releasing company locked down trailers at the disc head which
cuts out other features and controls but there is no menu option for
subtitles. Your player will either display them or not.
There is an AUSTRALIAN REGION 4 issue that I presume does not have