Past Event

Civic Cinema: Born Into Brothels

waiting list will start at 6:45p.m. outside of the theater.

"Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids", Ross Kauffman’s compelling
film is an exhilarating example of how great art can give a voice to the most
oppressed and powerless people in our global society. The film has won over 60
prizes, including Best Documentary Award from the National Board of Review and
the Audience Choice Award at the Sundance Festival.

By teaching the art and skills of photography, Kids with Cameras empowers
children growing up in difficult circumstances in Calcutta, Haiti, Jerusalem and
Cairo, and allows them to appreciate the beauty and dignity of their own

"Born into Brothels" will be one of the inaugural films of The Public Square
at the Illinois Humanities Council’s new program, "Civic Cinema," a series of
screenings and conversations that uses extraordinary documentary films as a
point of departure for talking about some of the most pressing and challenging
social issues facing us.

A brief question and answer with filmmaker Ross Kauffman and the Executive
Director of Kids With Cameras, Lina Srivistava, will follow the screening.

NOTE: Seating is limited. Rerservations are required. You must bring your
reservation confirmation in order to pick-up your tickets. Tickets will be
issued at the Theatre at 7:00 p. m.
Please register via email

A waiting list will start
at 6:45p.m. outside of the theater.

This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Foundation for Women and the Schopf
Gallery. For more information, please contact Kristin Millikan at