Boy ‘Born Into Brothels’ Now Film Student In New YorkFebruary 8, 2010 No Comments
Born into Brothels is an Oscar-winning documentary filmed by children of sex workers in Calcutta, India.
Because of its success, one of these children, Avijit, now 20-years-old, has been given scholarships and is changing his life by studying film making at New York University.
“When the film Born into Brothels was being made, we were not aware of what was going on… We had no idea what a documentary was. We only knew Bollywood films,” Avijit said.
The charity that funded the movie, Kids with Cameras “is helping other children, recently funding a girl named Kochi to pursue studies in the US.
“It has also started a school in Calcutta, called Hope House, in partnership with the Buntain Foundation. Some 250 children will get education and training for various vocations.”
Not all of the kids involved in the movie have succeeded like Avijit. Some of their parents, as well as the kids, are still in the sex trade.
Avijit plans to make his next film about one of the girls who has become a sex worker herself as an adult.