Another Hole in the Pot – Sonagachi, India (Born Into Brothels 2004)

This credible piece created by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman is an eye opener and could serve as the same for many like me. Sonagachi, one of the largest red light areas of the world has been constantly dumped under the carpet along with the problems of its women and children. It can be noted though that education is made available along with other facilities for sustaining life. But the problem lies in the fact that all of these facilities have not been ensured or are not advocated as mandatory for all the citizens in the area. Additionally, with the painful bureaucracy run in order to avail these facilities, the worth of the so called ‘social action’ remains questionable.

This documentary was shot in 2004 but can we believe that the situation has completely taken a turn for the better. It may have improved a notch or gone a step back. Who is checking? Who is evaluating? Who is helping?

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