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199 Ratings


Directed by Martin Bell
United States, 1984


This documentary about teenagers living on the streets in Seattle began as a magazine article. The film follows nine teenagers who discuss how they live by panhandling, prostitution, and petty theft.

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Streetwise Directed by Martin Bell

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1985 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

Sundance Film Festival

1985 | 2 wins including: Documentary (Special Jury Prize)

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1986 | 3rd place: Best Documentary

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