Born into Brothels
Absolutely fabulous and very moving. It's about children who were born in the brothels in the red-light district of Calcutta. It is a documentary, and it follows one woman's attempts to help them. The woman is a photographer who teaches the children about photography and becomes connected to them through that. There is now a non-profit that she has started called Kids with Cameras that also strives to help kids in the same way.
This is about a Catholic boy whose mother is in a coma. He decides to try to win the Boston Marathon as a way to wish for a miracle for his mother. It's a fabulous movie, one of the best movies I have ever seen. I highly recommend it.
Voices in Wartime
This one is about poets who have written about war. It was inspired by the Poets Against the War Movement that started shortly before the war in Iraq broke out. I am planning to show this movie in my poetry class in the fall. It's that good.
This is an Indian lesbian movie. It wasn't banned in India, though, which Fire was. Fire was much more explicit about the relationship between the woman, and there was a (gasp) sex scene. Don't look for that in The Journey. It's an intriguing story, and the ending is left open, which I appreciated. I thought for sure one or both would die at the end. It's a very pretty movie to watch, either way. The cinematography is excellent.
There is actually a lesbian couple in this one, too, but it doesn't end happily for them either. The main part of the movie is about a woman who collects folk songs in the Appalachian mountains. It's quite a nice movie.