In BAS! BEYOND THE RED LIGHT, 13 young girls sold into Mumbai’s infamous network of gated brothels confront the inner and outer perils of life after rescue and reveal the very human story inside the big business of child trafficking. Through intimate, sustained access to its subjects, the film explores the lesser-known issue of rehabilitation and reintegration of the exploited girls. The story moves between gated brothels and guarded dormitories to a rehearsal studio where the girls practice bhangra dance and rehearse in regular dance therapy classes. BAS! BEYOND THE RED LIGHT interweaves candid observations from the girls themselves with testimony from a trafficker, a local Red Light politician and workers at the Rescue Foundation, an organization working with these trafficked girls. The film captures the extraordinary beauty and truth of the girls and juxtaposes this against the volatile and visually provocative backdrop of the largest Red Lightâ¨area on the planet.
Executive Producer: Sylvie Van Brabant
Producer: Wendy Champagne, Denis McCready
Screenwriter: Wendy Champagne
Cinematographer: Katerine Giguere
Editor: Hubert Hayaud