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Eye-opening and candid documentary inspired by a "Life" magazine article. Frank and honest look at homeless children making a living on the streets. Seattle provides the backdrop to the story as the filmmakers hang around with the kids, earning their trust, and receive the truth from them. Cruel, funny, enraging, but always sobering look into a population of homeless in America. A deservedly acclaimed, terrifying vision of urban America.

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Available on Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Documentary, Adoption & Orphans, Homeless, Adapted from an Article, Seattle
Cheryl McCall
Martin Bell
Tom Waits
Angelika T. Saleh

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Streetwise is a 1984 documentary based off a magazine article, with a run time of 92 minutes. The documentary looks at the lives of homeless teenagers and children living in Seattle. The filmmakers follow the teens and children around, showing their fight to live and find hope on the streets. The documentary is somewhat “eye opening”. It’s sad looking at the population of homelessness in America and seeing how they live and survive.