"Brothels" baby grows up to become filmmaker

One of the child characters in Ross Kaufmann and Zana Briski’s 2004 documentary, Born Into Brothels, is now attending film school in the United States. A fund set up by the filmmakers to help the children of prostitutes, who were the subject of their Oscar-winning film, enabled 20-year-old Avijit Halder to follow his educational dreams to the United States. He plans to return to India and make a film about one of the other children who was in the film, a girl who has since become a prostitute.

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