The Revolutionary Optimists

Release date: March 29, 2013
(NY)

Studio: Shadow Distribution

Directors: Nicole Newnham, Maren R. Monsen

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Starring: Kajal Kahar, Salim Sheikh, Priyanka Mandal

Genre: Documentary

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Plot Summary:

The award-winning film about four children from one of India’s poorest slums who embark on a journey to build a better future while challenging the notion that marginalization is written into their destiny. "The Revolutionary Optimists" draws us into the world of two 11-year olds with no access to clean drinking water, a girl forced to labor inside a brick kiln, and a teenage dancer on the precipice of choosing child marriage to escape from her abusive family. From these fragile lives, lawyer turned change-agent Amlan Ganguly mines the strength and vision to build a most unlikely revolution. The film follows Ganguly and 4 children from Kolkata's poorest slums on an intimate journey through their adolescence. Together they fight seemingly insurmountable odds to build a better future for themselves and their community, challenging the notion that marginalization is written into their destiny.

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