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S.P.I.T.: Squeegee Punks in Traffic (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 December 2001 (Canada)
The narrative unfolds from the point-of-view of a single character named Roach. As part of the filmmaking process, he's been given a camera to document his world. The footage he gets is ... See full summary »

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The narrative unfolds from the point-of-view of a single character named Roach. As part of the filmmaking process, he's been given a camera to document his world. The footage he gets is urgent, because there's a war against squeegee kids. This documentary is from the point of view of the kids themselves, in order to provide alternative voices. Roach's camera is positioned behind "enemy" lines: living in derelict buildings, squeegeeing for money, being hunted by police. The viewer is forced to look at the living reality of Roach and his friends: Hungry on the streets in one of the world's most prosperous countries-considered thugs, criminals, and enemies. This film shatters the windshield between Us and Them. Roach's camera acts as the hammer: hard, forceful, direct; impacting with the force of an actual life. Cross's camera documents the impact: recording the reflections of individual lives, mirrored upon the shards of flying glass. Written by MAT

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Long live squeegee punks
11 July 2003 | by (Windsor Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in 2001 and again in 2003 both times on T.V.O which is the canadian PBS. S.p.i.t takes you in to the world of the squeegee punks. It shows you their hard lifes like their drug addictions were they have to sleep what they do for money and what they do for fun.

This documentry which stars a real life Squeegee punks. In this film the staring charicter roach takes you to the street scene were he gets into fights does drugs and sleeps on the streets.

Very good move

****outta**** stars


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