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'Born into Brothels' an Unsentimental, Inspired Success

This week, Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth looks at the documentary Born into Brothels. The film looks at children of Indian prostitutes and was filmed by the children themselves. According to Turan, the technique works and creates surprisingly uplifting stories.

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Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide, and served as the Times' book review editor.