The public is invited to attend a free screening of the Academy-Award winning documentary, "Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids," at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building.
The film, which is the second in Beaver's 2011-12 Global Film Series, traces the lives of children born to prostitutes in poverty-stricken areas of Calcutta, India.
Filmmakers Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman entered Calcutta's red light district to provide a view of daily life for prostitutes and their children. Briski and Kauffman connected with the children by showing them how to use photography to bring their daily existence into focus. Throughout the documentary, the children interact with both eager and reluctant camera subjects and become adept at showing all aspects of their lives.