Born Into Brothels

Born Into Brothels - Stephen Makino Comm-203 Stacy Smith October 16th 2007 Born Into Brothels Unfortunately in modern society film is a medium

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Stephen Makino Comm-203 Stacy Smith October 16 th 2007 Born Into Brothels Unfortunately, in modern society, film is a medium mainly used to entertain and amuse rather than to teach and enlighten. Once in awhile we see a movie that broadens our horizons. Born Into Brothels is this type of film. In the opening scene we see an example of symbolism; a bright light with termites all around it. The light represents the way of life in the Red Light District; the insects the children shown throughout the movie. The bugs are drawn in towards the light and cannot escape its presence just as the children cannot escape the fate already laid down for them. This sense is the predominant undercurrent throughout the movie. As we are drawn through the individual stories of each of the children we want to see them overcome their circumstances but are left realizing its likely impossibility. The movie was quite uplifting in many ways. Ironically, almost all of the “happy” scenes take place away from the brothels of Calcutta. Simple excursions to the zoo, the beach, and the art gallery
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMM 203 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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Born Into Brothels - Stephen Makino Comm-203 Stacy Smith October 16th 2007 Born Into Brothels Unfortunately in modern society film is a medium

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