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Children trying to make a difference in Calcutta's slums

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"The Revolutionary Optimists" is a big title for a small documentary. But it's not false advertising. It does seem revolutionary that the boys and girls whose lives are chronicled here have retained any sense of optimism at all. They're poor children growing up in Calcutta, India, where about a third of the city's 4.5 million people lives in slums. That's not to say that this film, directed by...

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