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Monday, October 21, 2013

Beyond the Classroom presents "Born into Brothels"

Description:
A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born into Brothels is a portatrait of several unforgettable children who live in Calcuttas red light district, where their mothers work as prostitutes. Spurred by the kids fascination with her camera, Zana Briski, a New York-based photographer living in the brothels and documenting life there, decides to teach them photography. As they begin to record their world through new eyes, the kids, whom society refused to recognize, awaken for the first time to their own talents and sense of of worth. Filmmakers Ross Kaufman and Zana Briski capture the way in which beauty can be found in even the seemingly bleakest and most hopeless of places and how art and education can empower children to transform their lives. " Academy Award Winner, Best Documentary Feature, 2004. " A remarkable and moving story about the power of art to transform lives  Newsweek. " Uplifting   New York Times. {Will appear in FYI on Oct 16, 2013
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 2
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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