The LLCC Arts and Humanities Department invites the public to a free film and discussion series entitled, “Tuesday Nights at the Movies.” The final film showing in the series will be of “Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids” today at 6 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2209.
March 19: “Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids” (2004) – Documentary photographer Zana Briski travels to Calcutta with the intention of photographing female brothel workers. Instead, she ends up developing relationships with their children and proceeds to teach several of them photography. Kochi, Avijit and Shanti are among several who begin to document their own lives, the light and dark. Some discover that photography is their passion and artistic voice. Each must decide how she or he will continue to use their new skills or whether art can open doors to more education or a way out of poverty and enslavement.
The film series is be hosted by Dr. Deborah Brothers, John Paul Jaramillo and Cara Swafford, professors of English; Joseph Hoff, professor of Spanish; and LLCC students.