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Born into Brothels in August

Drakes Avenue Pictures have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Born into Brothels on 27th August 2007 priced at £19.99. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Born into Brothels is a portrait of seven 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.

Presented in 4:3 with 2.0 audio and forced English subtitles, extras include:

  • Trailer
  • Deleted Scenes (18:26mins)
  • Kid’s Video Commentary (36:22mins)
  • Born into Brothels – Reconnecting (9:10mins)

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