and raised their seven children in the confinement of their apartment in the Lower East Side of New York City . The film, directed by Crystal Moselle, premiered on January 25, 2015 at the Sundance Film Festival , where it won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize.The film went on to be the Closing Night film of Maryland Film Festival 2015.
Lower East Side of Manhattan for fourteen years, the Angulo family's seven children—six brothers named Mukunda, Narayana, Govinda, Bhagavan, Krisna (Glenn), and Jagadesh (Eddie), and their sister Visnu—learned about the world through watching films. They also re-enact scenes from their favorite movies. They were homeschooled by their mother and confined to a 16th-story four-bedroom apartment in a housing project. Their father, Oscar, prohibited the kids and their mother Susanne from leaving the apartment except for a few strictly-monitored trips, because he had the only key.