HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films Presentations Born Into Brothels And Mighty Times: The Children's March Receive Academy Awards

February 28, 2005

NEW YORK- The HBO/CINEMAX Documentary Films presentation BORN INTO BROTHELS received an Academy Award(r) in the category of Documentary Feature and the HBO/CINEMAX Documentary Films presentation MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN'S MARCH received an Academy Award(r) in the category of Documentary Short Subject when the 77th annual Academy Awards(r) were presented at the 2005 ceremony of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Feb. 27.

A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, the CINEMAX Reel Life documentary BORN INTO BROTHELS is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red light district of Calcutta, where their mothers work as prostitutes. Zana Briski, a New York-based photographer, gives each of the children a camera and teaches them to look at the world with new eyes. Directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, BORN INTO BROTHELS will debut on CINEMAX later this year.

MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN'S MARCH reveals a never-before-told chapter in the Civil Rights movement, focusing on more than 4,000 black schoolchildren who deserted classrooms in Birmingham, Ala., on May 2, 1963, touching off a week of mass demonstrations and rioting that shocked the nation and rocked the world. Produced and directed by Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston, MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN'S MARCH will debut on HBO later this year.

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