The Revolutionary Optimists (2013)

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Synopsis: 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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By: , ,
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Critic Reviews for The Revolutionary Optimists

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

A vital snapshot of developing world struggles and possibilities.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Most people could learn a lot from these little activists.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Washington Post
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As heartening as it is to see a slum child tutored about vicious cycles of adversity and using the buzzword "partnership" with aplomb, the film comes to feel cut and dried.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
New York Times
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It's a tribute to the power of optimism - and to an inspiring man who's changing the world, one child at a time.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
Seattle Times
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It's truly something to see these children come into their own, and to bear witness to the undeniable sea change Ganguly has set in motion.

Full Review… | March 26, 2013
Time Out
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Change may be elusive, Optimists confirms, but the will to make it blazes.

Full Review… | March 12, 2013
Village Voice
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