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Urmi Basu and New Light Featured in Documentary Film

Half the Sky book cover

Amistad has been a proud sponsor since 2005  of  New Light, programs for children of sex workers in Calcutta, India. Founder/director, Urmi Basu, and New Light are prominently featured in the highly-acclaimed book ‘Half the Sky’ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The book and upcoming documentary film covers the oppressive conditions faced by poor women and children throughout the world, and the efforts of brave people like Urmi who aid the helpless in making new lives for themselves.  For more on the book and the upcoming documentary to be released in October, 2012, please visit Half the Sky.

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