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First Friday Film Festival

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light KidsWe are thrilled to present the next First Friday Film at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship this Friday!

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (2004)

Don’t miss this inspiring jewel of a film that concretely gives hope and shows us life through the photography and vivacity of children, and shows what a huge difference one person can make.

This film won an Oscar as well as Best Film awards at film festivals around the world. It is certainly worth seeing. The film is rated R for some sequences of strong language.

Anyone who has ever thought that documentaries lack the emotional impact, drama or sheer moviegoing pleasure of fiction films will likely change their mind after seeing “Born Into Brothels”. A look at children growing up around prostitution in Calcutta, India, this is a work of art so deep and resonant that it puts most narrative films to shame. – Hollywood Reporter

Amidst the apparent growing prosperity of India, there is a dark underbelly in another side of the nation that is little known. Born into Brothels is a chronicle of filmmakers Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman’s efforts to show the world of Calcutta’s red light district. To do that, they inspired children of the prostitutes to photograph their world. As the kids excel in their new found art, the filmmakers struggle to help them have a chance for a better life. – IMDB

“Born Into Brothels is a testimony to the transforming power of art and of one individual’s ability to make a difference. Showing the children’s art to Western audiences has helped to raise money for the Sonagachi children’s education. It may also serve to make people more aware of the potential talent of millions of other third world children who struggle daily for existence on the streets, the orphanages, and the refugee camps of our teeming world.” – Howard Schumann, Vancouver BC

Friday, February 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3053 Highway 41A South, Clarksville

Contact: David Boen at (931) 920-5390

Cost: free

Bring snacks if you wish!

Debbie Boen
Debbie Boen
Debbie and her family moved to Clarksville slightly after the tornado of 1999. Debbie founded the group, Clarksville Freethinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties, in 2004. She participated in Gathering to Save Our Democracy, a group dedicated to obtaining free and verifiable elections in Tennessee. She has supported groups including the NAACP, Nashville Peace Coalition, PFLAG, Friends of Dunbar Cave and the Mountain Top Removal Series of Films and speakers. She participated as an artist in the ARTZ gallery group in Clarksville and won Best of Show, First and 2 Second Place awards for four of her sculptures. She won a voter's choice award for a performance at the Roxy Regional Theatre. She is a wife, mother and cancer survivor. She is always amazed at the capabilities of the human spirit, and the wisdom to find humor when there is none.


  1. Yes Blayne. It will be the First Friday of every month and it has been a lot of fun. Next month we hope to be having Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”. Beth Robinson went to a workshop that Al Gore led and she’ll be talking about that too. I’m really looking forward to it, even though I have the movie at home. Personally I’d like to have more political movies like “The Ground Truth”. I don’t know how many people are interested in that sort of thing.

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