Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire - Filmmaking & Social Responsibility

Exploitation is easy... and it always comes on the wings of altruism. For all of you who adore Slumdog Millionaire, take a deep breath. The God's must still be crazy.

MUMBAI, India - Rubina Ali's house is flooded with sewer water, and her feet itch. She's discovered a world of creepy-crawlies in the opaque gray water: scorpions, rats and slithery creatures with lots of legs.

Two months ago, the child star of the hit movie "Slumdog Millionaire" was worrying about what to wear to the Oscars. Now she has come home to a very different problem: How to get the fetid water out of her family's one-room shack.

Eight Oscars and $326 million in box office receipts have so far done little to improve the lives of the film's two impoverished child stars.

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