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Born Into Brothels [Region 2]

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Oscar-winning documentary by Zana Briski about the children of Calcutta's sex trade workers. Director Zana Briski went to Calcutta to photograph the children of sex-trade workers who carve out a Spartan existence among abject squalor. These children, some as young as 5, are forced to look after each other and dodge the blows of a society still based on a caste system of which they, or rather their parents, occupy the bottom rung. Briski was so moved by the children's plight that she became personally involved - the worst no-no of documentary making - and made a nonetheless striking feature length film about them. Embarking upon a photography course with the children, she asks them to take pictures of their everyday lives - discovering in the process a huge reservoir of untapped creativity and intelligence. The results are astounding and move Briski to attempt to get them enrolled in regular schooling against overwhelming odds - both state and family. The scenes of the group's first excursion to see the ocean (which is only a few miles away) and their international trip to an exhibition of their photographs in the US are absolutely gripping film.

Technical Specs:
  • Languages(s): Bengali, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Interactive Menu
  • Screen ratio 1:1.33

Extras included:
  • Bonus Footage
  • Commentary: Kids Video Commentary
  • Documentaries: Born into Brothels-Reconnecting
  • Trailers

Product Details


This is a Region 2 disc. A multi-region player is required in order to play this disc in Australia.

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