Venue: Camden Palace Hotel
Date & Time: Wednesday 15th July – 8pm
The Deja View experience starts at 7pm in our Cafe with selection of teas, coffees and wines and free food snacks. Prior to the movie we show a short 10-12min compilation of shorts, animations, music, art, science and vintage commercials. Movie is also introduced by a member of The Deja View team or a guest speaker, shedding some light on the theme of the film or some background when needed.
Director: Zana Briski & Ross Kauffman
Synopsis: Filmed within the Red Light District of Calcutta, India, this documentary uses photography and film to explore the lives of several sons and daughters of prostitutes in the City’s brothels. The director (Zana Briski) started the project hoping to photograph the life of India’s sex workers, but found it difficult to obtain permission to photograph them.
She took up residence in the Red Light District to become a part of their world, and in doing so became very involved with the prostitutes’ children. “Zana Auntie,” as the children call her, is determined to use photography to provide the children with an opportunity for higher education, hope and a better life. She gives each child a camera and teaches them the basics of photography. The children, literally born into the brothels, are able to capture elements of life in the Red Light District that outsiders cannot.
Pre Movie Short: La Jetée – A 1962 French science fiction featurette by Chris Marker. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, it tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel.