It’s 1983, and we’re surrounded by one thousand homeless children and teenagers who have turned to drugs and prostitution just so they can afford to eat. Welcome to Seattle, the most liveable city in America.
This month we’re taking a long look at a very special film – Martin Bell, Mary Ellen Mark and Cheryl McCall’s stunning documentary Streetwise.
“I love to fly. It’s just you’re alone, there’s peace and quiet, nothing around you but clear blue sky. No one to hassle you. No one to tell you where to go or what to do. The only bad part about flying is having to come back down to the fuckin’ world.”
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FILM Streetwise (1984) dir. Martin Bell, USA
MUSIC “If I Have To Go” / “Rat’s Theme” (1984) w&p: Tom Waits