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Sunday, September 27, 2009

You're Invited to a film screening and fundraiser!!


You're invited to come and watch the Academy award winning for Best Documentary feature film in 2005 "Born into Brothels- Calcutta's Red Light Kids" as a fundraiser for the new Hope House in India!

Film Synopsis- In 1997, photographer Zana Briski was assigned to capture female images of brothels in Sonagachi, Calcutta, India. While the women were reluctant to let her into their lives, the children quickly responded and Briski became a resident of the brothel for five years. During that time, she provided the children with point and shoot cameras, set up classes in photography, and trained them to document the harsh reality of their daily lives. The result is the inspiring Oscar winning documentary "Born Into Brothels," a film that takes us inside the squalid brothels and allows us to see the world through the eyes of some of its most vulnerable residents, five girls and three boys, ages ten to fourteen. Shot in dazzling color using a digital camera, we get to know the children through their photos.

This worldwide Oct. 2nd screening is a fundraiser for the new Hope House current planned in India. How can you help to break the cycle of poverty and make a difference in the lives of more children like those portrayed in Born into Brothels?

Kids With Cameras (started by Briski) plans to break ground in late 2009/early 2010 to construct Hope House (Asha Niwas). This will be a nurturing safe haven where up to 100 GIRLS from Calcutta's red light district can come to live and develop the strength and skills to change their own circumstances while remaining connected to their families.

The children who live in Hope House will receive a free, first-rate education through high school, courtesy of the Buntain Foundation, which owns and operates 100 schools in India. The Buntain Foundation will also manage and staff the home. For more information and future plans please visit:

We are accepting all donations for the Hope House and do encourage about $10-30 per person at entry. There will be wine, popcorn, giveaways and other treats will be available. Please come early for a set chair or bring a low seat/chair for the floor. We hope to pack the house...India Style!

The auspicious date is the 140th Anniversary of Ghandi's birthday... as way to "Be the Change we want to see in the world!"

Please RSVP on Facebook and invite generous friends...

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