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Blu-ray Review - Streetwise


Taking inspiration from a Life Magazine article by Cheryl McCall and photographer Mary Ellen Mark, director Martin Bell ventures into Seattle to better understand life for the street kids who populate the urban areas. The 1984 documentary "Streetwise" aims to explore this existence, where survival is a daily activity, and the community is filled with children who are perhaps better off on their own than with the dangerous families they've managed to escape. It's a no-win situation for the subjects in "Streetwise," with Bell trying to respect the natural rhythm of this world, which is teeming with confused adolescents left with nothing but their own ill-formed instincts. Read the rest at


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