The Revolutionary Optimists

Two 11-year-old girls from Calcutta build a small but inspiring revolution.
Karina Abadia
Published on May 12, 2014


The revolutionaries in this documentary are two 11-year-olds with no access to clean drinking water, a girl forced to labour inside a brick kiln and a teenage dancer considering marriage to escape her abusive family. Together with the lawyer turned change-agent Amlan Ganguly these kids from Calcutta build a small but inspiring revolution within their impoverished community.

Ganguly assists the four protagonists to fight seemingly insurmountable odds in order to build a better future for themselves and their community, challenging the notion that their fate lies in the hands of destiny.

* This film is showing as part of Documentary Edge Festival 2014. Click here to see more Concrete Playground picks from the programme.


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