b_a_dxxx (b_a_dxxx) wrote in dalhousie,

SMU Women Centre: First Weekly Film Screening

The SMU Women’s Centre and the International Development Grad Society

Presents a screening of...

Born into Brothels:

Calcutta's Red Light Kids

A 2004 American documentary film about the children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district.

Date: Thursday October 14th

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Location: Burke Building, Theatre B

Description: Briski, a documentary photographer, went to Kolkata (Calcutta) to photograph prostitutes. While there, she befriended their children and offered to teach the children photography to reciprocate being allowed to photograph their mothers. The children were given cameras so they could learn photography and possibly improve their lives. Much of their work was used in the film, and the filmmakers recorded the classes as well as daily life in the red light district.
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