The Day My God Died
Andrew Levine. Independent Lens. 60 minutes. Airs on PBS, Nov. 30.
Their stories sound like South Asian versions of the Marquis de Sade, but its not fiction. As Tim Robbins narrates, sweet-faced, teen-age girls from Nepal -- former prostitutes in India rescued by a child-saving agency -- describe the trauma of being kidnapped from their villages and imprisoned in Bombay brothels. They recall beatings and rapes to break them for sex with scores of clients a week. They talk of being infected with HIV, and preparing to die of AIDS.