10 Inspiring Documentaries That Could Change Your Life
9. Born Into Brothels
into Brothels – directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman – is an Academy Award
winning Indian-American documentary about children unfortunate enough to have
been born into the red light district of Sonagachi, Kolkata. Throughout the
film, the team attempt to educate the children – expanding their opportunities
through photography – as well as enrolling them in school, which proves a
difficult task due to the stigma attached to them.
stylised, Born into Brothels is a genuine triumph in documentary storytelling –
acknowledging wider contextual significances – but emphasising the plight of
the children over any political or social commentary, which is secondary.
result is a genuinely moving character driven documentary about a group of
doomed children, given an opportunity to improve their situation through
artistic expression and personal commitment.