Independent Lens: The Revolutionary Optimists
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Independent Lens: The Revolutionary Optimists

Monday, June 17 at 10:00 p.m.

Witness the transformation of Kolkata, India's slums through the empowerment of children.

Amlan Ganguly is a lawyer-turned-social entrepreneur who is changing some of the poorest slums of Kolkata (Calcutta) by helping children become leaders. Using street theater, dance and data as their weapons, the children have cut malaria and diarrhea rates in half, increased polio vaccination rates and turned garbage dumps into playing fields.

Pictured above: Child activists marching through the streets of Calcutta, using megaphones to spread health messages.

At right: Amlan Ganguly and the children.

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