Saturday, February 03, 2007
Movie: Born into Brothel
The movie documents a handful of child photographers. The special thing about this group is that they are living in the red light district in Calcutta. Our visit to India was very different from these kids experience but having been to Delhi I think it was even more heart-wrenching to watch these children in their overwhelming and horrible environment.
The filmmakers attempt to help out the children and apparently are still raising money (kids with cameras) but you can feel the hopelessness. In the 2006 followup on the web, there is at least some positive news to report.