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The Revolutionary Optimists


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  • The forces at work in the India of The Revolutionary Optimists, an engaging documentary portrait of several children seeking to improve life in India's slums, appear overwhelming from almost every angle. Co-directors Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen lace their largely observational study with numbers...

  • The camera lingers over the community organizer’s young protégés as they meander through the alleyways of their slum, drumming up support for various causes. 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.