Gut Reaction On: Born Into Brothels

Poster for Born Into Brothels, a THINKFilm release. Photo from

Poster for Born Into Brothels, a THINKFilm release. Photo from

Falling in love with children is easy. Falling in love with children that you have a very limited capacity to help is quite another. I sincerely admired the strength of the protagonist photographer Zana Briski, who held on a strong face for the children and did her absolute to not only give them something to smile but also give them an education as a way out of the red light district.

IMDb: Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (2004)
Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city’s notorious red light district.

Gut Reaction on: Page One Documentary

A scene from "PAGE ONE"

A scene from PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

I still believe in the New York Times. I still believe that there is, not just room, but a necessity for diligent reporting. The Times still delivers it. It’s intriguing to how the newspaper company adapts and continues to have “The Times Effect” even on the digital media platform.

IMDb: Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)
Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.