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Anti-Poverty Week Movie Night: Born into Brothels
Wed. 19 October 2016, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm ACDT
Anti-poverty Week Movie Night
Come down to City West Campus in UniSA for a special Anti-Poverty Week movie screening of the Academy Award winning documentary, Born into Brothels! Help the students of Community Connect raise funds and awareness for the Indian based charity, Divine Script and the thousands of Indian women and children living in devastating conditions.
When: Wednesday 19th October, 6:30pm-9:00pm (screening begins at 7:00pm)
Where: Allan Scott Auditorium, City West Campus, UniSA (55 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000)
Canapes & drinks available for purchase on arrival. Raffles with fabulous prizes.
Born into Brothels
Born into Brothels explores the lives of several sons and daughters of prostitutes who live in the Red Light District of Calcutta, India. As an Academy Award winner for best documentary, winner of the Audience Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and over twenty other major film festival prizes, this documentary uses photography and film to capture elements of life in the Red Light District that outsiders cannot.
Zana Briski (Director) started the project in hopes of photographing the lives of India’s sex workers. She took up residence in the Red Light District to immerse herself in their world and in doing so, became involved in the lives of the prostitute’s children. Briski gives each child a camera and teaches them the basics of photography, and what is produced is a heartbreaking look into the souls of children who were literally, born into brothels. Briski gave these children the tools and the opportunity for higher education, hope and a better life.
Born into Brothels trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ehz3doE56A
Divine Script (India)
The Divine Script Society was formed on 11th April 2011, with a prime focus to ‘provide an alternative choice of livelihood’ for women and children living in the Indian slums. Divine Script’s three key objectives are:
- securing childhood
- restoring innocence
- preventing trafficking
Divine Script currently operates in the Munshiganj red light district (Kolkata, India), and nearby marginalised communities, with the hopes of expanding to other red light districts in the future.
Munshiganj’s red light district, alone, is home to approximately 2000 prostitutes, whose children struggle for basic rights every single day – facing exploitation from their landlords, pimps, clients and other negative influences.
Divine Script’s Income Generation Program will create employment opportunities for these women, with the hopes of enabling them to leave their existing life of extreme physical torture, violence and lack of basic human rights behind, whilst also preventing human trafficking at large.
For more information visit: http://divinescript.com/