Owen Gleiberman
February 07, 2005 AT 05:00 AM EST

Born Into Brothels

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
85 minutes
Limited Release Date
01/28/05
director
Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman
distributor
THINKFilm
genre
Documentary

We gave it a C

It documents the lives of eight boys and girls in Calcutta who were born to prostitutes and have been raised with the expectation they’ll continue in that soul-killing trade. Unfortunately, the film angelicizes the children more than it illuminates them.

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