• Streetwise (1984)

Streetwise

Release Date: 1984

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark and director Mark Bell travel the streets of Seattle, where they take a harrowing look at the lives of young members of the city's homeless population. The teenagers they follow come from broken families and have resorted to drug use, crime and prostitution. The two follow the teens as they attempt to survive on the streets and also deal with their complex, dysfunctional home lives -- and cling to one another to achieve a sense of family.

Director: Martin Bell

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Gritty, Mother, Growing up, Emotional, Dark, Survival, Escape, 1980s, Transformation

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Awards

Nominated Documentary (Feature)