Slightly different from the average blog post, I'd like to share a documentary I recently discovered whislt researching 'action' research (which is actually as exciting as it sounds). Action research is usually participant led, and is implemented in hard-to-access areas. Born into Brothels is a documentary about London-born, Cambridge-educated photographer Zana Briski, who after living in the red light district of Kolkata, India and being moved my the women and children who lived there, started teaching the children photography. This documentary shows the harsh conditions these kids live in and the hope that creative expression and a workable trade gives them, at the same time as showing the limits that intervention can provide.
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