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Born into brothels [videodisc] / Red Light Films, in association with Thinkfilm and HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films presents ; directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski.

Kauffman, Ross. (Added Author). Briski, Zana. (Added Author). Baker, Nancy. (Added Author). HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films. (Added Author). Red Light Films (Firm) (Added Author). Thinkfilm (Firm) (Added Author).


Location: IAHS STACKS HQ792 .I4 B67 2004
Barcode: 30731101202152
Status: Available

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 83 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide ([10] p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
  • Publisher: [New York] : Thinkfilm, c2004.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label.
Date on disc: c2005.
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring Zana Briski.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for some sequences of strong language.
System Details Note:
DVD player required; Region 1; Dolby digital stereo 2.0, Dolby digital surround 5.1.; full frame (4:3).
Language Note:
English and Bengali dialogue with English subtitles; closed captioned.
Subject: Briski, Zana.
Prostitution > India > Calcutta.
Children of prostitutes > India > Calcutta.
Child photographers > India > Calcutta.
Brothels > India > Calcutta.
Calcutta (India) > Social conditions.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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