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Born into brothels [videorecording] / Red Light Films, in association with Thinkfilm and HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films presents ; directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski
Full frame
[New York] : Thinkfilm, c2005
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  HQ792.I4 B67 2005 c.2  AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Children of prostitutes -- India -- Calcutta
Child photographers -- India -- Calcutta
Brothels -- India -- Calcutta
Prostitution -- India -- Calcutta
Subject Calcutta (India) -- Social conditions
Briski, Zana
Subject(s) Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital stereo 2.0, Dolby digital surround 5.1
Language English and Bengali dialogue with English subtitles; closed-captioned
Performer/Participant Featuring Zana Briski
Credits Executive producer, Geralyn White Dreyfous ; co-executive producer, Pamela Tanner Boll ; cinematography, Ross Kauffman, Zana Briski ; editors, Nancy Baker and Ross Kauffman ; music by, John McDowell
Note Originally released in 2004
Special features: director's commentary with Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski; special video commentary by the kids watching selected scenes of the film; 7 deleted scenes; "reconnecting"--An update of the kids 3 years later (9 min.); Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski interview segment with Charlie Rose (6 min.); Academy Award acceptance speech; production stills; about Kids with Cameras; theatrical trailer
"Academy Award winner: Best Documentary Feature"--Container
Summary While living in the red light district of Calcutta, documenting life in the brothels, New York-based photographer Zana Briski embarked on a project by which she gave cameras to the children of prostitutes and taught them photography, awakening within them hidden talent and creativity and giving them a means to transform their lives
Note MPAA rating: R; for some sequences of strong language
Alternate Author Kauffman, Ross
Briski, Zana
Red Light Films (Firm)
Thinkfilm (Firm)
HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films

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