Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids Trailer & Clips


Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids full movie is released on Mar 11, 2005. Watch Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids online - the Bengali Documentary movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $3,529,201. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids is directed by Zana Briski,Ross Kauffman and created by Zana Briski with Kochi and Avijit Halder. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids is available online on fuboTV and Hoopla.

Documentary photographer Zana Briski journeyed into Calcutta's underworld to photograph the city's prostitutes. In return, she offered to teach the prostitutes' children the basics of photography so that the kids could document their own lives on the streets of one of the world's poorest cities. The resulting photographs, often astonishing, were exhibited around the world; many of them are seen in this film, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2005.

As know as:

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids, Im Bordell geboren - Die Kinder im Rotlichtviertel von Kalkutta, Născuţi în bordeluri, Народжені в борделях, 小小攝影師的異想世界

Release Date:

Jan 18, 2004

Release Date (Streaming):

Sep 20, 2005


United States


Bengali, English

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Production Companies:

Red Light Films, HBO/Cinemax Documentary, Creative Visions

Official Site:

Official site

Gross worldwide:



Richard Porton
Chicago Reader
Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman's Born Into Brothels is both sustained and ultimately sunk by its lofty intentions.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 29, 2017
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films
Briski doesn't merely document the children's milieu. Instead, she does something revolutionary: She empowers them to document it for themselves.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 04, 2005
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
A devastating portrait of impoverished Calcutta children who are born into the sex trades, yet the film is also an inspiring document about human possibilities and the need to strive despite impossible odds.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 27, 2005

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