In this gripping and gritty Academy-Award winning documentary, photojournalists/ documentarians Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman chronicle their journey into the seedy Red Light District of Calcutta, India.
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The title is a bit misleading, don't expect to see a lot of prostitution. If that's what you want, check out "Whore's Glory". This doc is more about kids trying their hand at photography, and growing up in an environment that offers very few choices for their future; these kids aren't even entitled to public school, as they are considered "children of criminals".
It is less of a documentary and more of a Brinski's own vanity project. Typical Disney bubble to celebrate the accomplishments of a white woman saving a few tanned kids from an environment we haven't even started to understand. A claim to let the kids tell the story, but a rush to step in and do it for them. Roots of this poverty lay elsewhere. We can teach them all to fish but if there is only one fish in the sea...