Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Kids with Cameras

Last night in class we took a field trip to the Embassy Theater to see Born Into Brothels. If you haven't seen it, I recommend you do--it won the 2004 Oscar for Best Documentary. It's a story about the founder of Kids with Cameras attempts to rescue, through photography, a group of children whose mothers are prostitutes and live in Calcutta's red light district. The kids, like a lot of kids living in extraordinarily bleak conditions, are wise beyond their years. The movie reminds me of Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay, which is about street children in Bombay--what's interesting about this film is she casted actual street kids.

India, with its extreme beauty, poverty, color, and chaos, has got to be the best photo opportunity on the globe. I need to return, as stated HERE.

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