The Revolutionary Optimists
Hot-headed, theatrical, but astonishingly dedicated and sincere, Amlan Ganguly left a successful law career to try to make meaningful change where the law and other NGO's had failed in India. Working in the slums of Kolkata, Amlan helps children to save lives. Rather than simply rescuing the children, he empowers them to become change agents, battling poverty and transforming their neighborhoods with dramatic results. Filmed over the course of several years, the film follows Amlan and three of the children he works with on an intimate journey through adolescence, as they fight for the better future he encourages them to imagine is deservedly theirs.