Born Into Brothels

Think Film Company   (2004) / Region 1
Born Into Brothels

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"A remarkable and moving story about the power of art to transform lives." -- Newsweek

A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born Into Brothels, is a portrait of seven unforgettable children who live in the Red Light District of Calcutta where their mothers work as prostitutes. Spurred by the kids' fascination with her camera, Zana Briski, a New York-based photographer living in the brothels and documenting life there, decides to teach them photography. As they begin to look at the record their world through new eyes, the kids, who society refused to recognize, awaken for the first time to their own talents and sense of worth. Filmmakers Ross Kaufman and Zana Briski capture the way in which beauty can be found in even the seemingly bleakest and most hopeless of places, and how art and education can empower children to transform their lives.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Jun 30 2005
  • Production Year 2004
  • Empire SKU 693772
  • UPC Code 821575534253
  • Studio  Think Film Company
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL


Director's Commentary with Ross Kaufman and Zana Briski
Special Video Commentary by the Kids Watching Selected Scenes of the Film
Deleted Scenes
"Reconnecting" - An Update of the Kids 3 Years Later
Interview Segment with Charlie Rose
Academy Award® Acceptance Speech
Production Skills
About Kids with Cameras
Theatrical Trailer
Trailer Gallery


  • Audio
    Bengali Dolby Digital 5.1
    English Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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