Born Into Brothels: A Documentary About Calcutta and Children Photographers

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Last night I had the opportunity to watch a documentary about kids in Calcutta learn the art of photography with point-and-shoot cameras. Directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman the story is set in the Red Light District as one of the leading areas of illegal activity and prostitution. Eight kids that were selected in the film share their stories of the happy, the sad, and the chaotic lives they live. Each individual documents their life inside and outside their home and is guided by Zana throughout the process. This film is not only amazing, but shows the in-depth look on the creative genius of a kid. To tell you the truth most of the kids have better outlook on framing, compositions, and content than most professional photographers that I know. Beautiful film to watch and I highly recommend you check it out!