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Born into Brothels

Author: Ross KauffmanZana BriskiGeralyn White DreyfousPamela Tanner BollNancy BakerAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Thinkfilm, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Full frameView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Zana Briski; Zana Briski; Zana Briski
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Kauffman; Zana Briski; Geralyn White Dreyfous; Pamela Tanner Boll; Nancy Baker; John McDowell; Thinkfilm (Firm); Red Light Films (Firm); HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films.
ISBN: 9782157553424 2157553428
OCLC Number: 61502542
Language Note: English and Bengali dialogue with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released in 2004.
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.
Credits: 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.
Performer(s): Featuring Zana Briski.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, 2005.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for some sequences of strong language.
Description: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide ([10] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Details: DVD, Region 1, full frame (4:3); Dolby digital stereo 2.0, Dolby digital surround 5.1.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Red Light Films presents, in association with HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films ; a film by Ross Kauffman & Zana Briski ; [directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski].
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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.

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