slumdog kids exploitation by movie

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  1. chagla macrumors 6502a

    chagla

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    note to mods - although the original thread simply could have been moved in this section, instead it got locked. so here it is. in the appropriate section. thx.

    Exploitation of slumdog kids by movie
    Yah, so the "slumdog millionaire" wins big at oscars.

    but is it really surprising that the very kids were possibly exploited by the movie makers? instead of paying the kids "local wage", sending them overseas for a photo op, why not do something that can really change their lives? like sending them to school? access to medical facilities?

    read.
    source - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7909660.stm
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Slightly different version of events here.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090217/ap_en_mo/as_mov_india_slumdog_kids

    Lethal
     
  3. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    Nobody was exploited - this is just people trying to take advantage of the movie's success. If the movie hadn't gained so much popularity - heck, nobody would have complained. Just plain greed.
     
  4. Motley macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, child actors making money, parents take it, money disappears, child actor gets nothing.

    Nope, sounds pretty standard to me.
     

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