Sunday Afternoon Netflix Documentary – Born into Brothels

With the Oscars this evening, this week I decided to watch one of the previous winners of the Best Documentary Oscar – 2004’s Born into Brothels.

Born into Brothels is a cinema verite documentary about a group of kids, who are the offspring of prostitutes in Calcutta.  The film focuses on the director’s efforts to give a better life to these kids, which includes teaching them photography and getting them enrolled in better schools.

I though that the documentary had a somewhat slow start and I found myself dozing off during the first half (which was annoying, considering the fact that the bulk of the film is subtitled).  However, as the second half got more into being about the well-being of the kids, I found myself paying more attention.

Overall, it was a decent enough film.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).