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NEW YORK, Dec 4, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- The co-director and photographer of "Born into Brothels" has filed suit in New York claiming Umbrage Editions released an "inferior" book about the film.

Zana Briski's suit claims New York-based Umbrage and publisher Nan Richardson did a sloppy job on the coffee table book that was to accompany the Oscar-winning documentary, then failed to market it or publicize its release, the New York Post reported Sunday.

All the money raised from the book goes to Briski's non-profit group, Kids With Cameras, which teaches underprivileged kids to photograph their lives and helps them get an education.

The suit claims the book contains poor images and paper quality. Furthermore, when the documentary about child prostitutes in India was released, "you couldn't find the book," attorney Errol Margolin told the Post.


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