Street Children - Community Children


PART 2 of 3
(Last revised 17 March 2017)



54 Ways You Can Help The Homeless

Action International Ministries


Bibliography on Street Children, maintained by Joël Mermet (English and French)

Blind Children's Center

Casa Alianza Latinoamerica

Casa Emanuel (Norwegian)


Child Relief and You (CRY)

Children of Southeast Asia

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

Children's Defense Fund

Children International

Children's Rights Council

Covenant House

Crianças do Brasil para Cristo (CBC)

End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism (ECPAT)

European Foundation for Street Children

Global Child Health Society (Global ChildNet)

Global March Against Child Labour

Haitian Street Kids

International Federation Terre des hommes

Let the Children Live!

Movimento Nacional de Meninos y Meninas de Rua

PRODIM, Honduras

Rädda Barnen

Bibliography on Street Children, maintained by Joël Mermet (English and French)

Save the Children Federation UK

Salesians of Don Bosco UK

Sí a la Vida

Stand for Children Action Center

Stand Up for Kids

Street Kids International

Streetcats Foundation

Tigers Club Project (Uganda)

Times Square Rabbi: Finding the Hope in Lost Kids' Lives


World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

World Health Oragnization


Homeless People's Network. Maintained by Tom Boland. A news list for the formerly or presently homeless, this discussion group spans three continents and a range of worldviews and backgrounds.

ENYA STREETKIDS: Electronic Streetkids Forum and Resources Centre. STREETKIDS is a dynamic international ecumenical discussion forum and resources centre. This forum is open to current and former street children / youth; and those interested in promoting awareness of the harsh realities of street children/adolescents and other young people at risk world-wide. Primary focuses includes: 1) increasing the knowledge of the realities in specific countries; 2) the development of inter-active training courses with street youth and streetworkers; 3) sharing of experiences and resources in the fields of street youth-led relationship programming, social, justice and peace issues, youth ministries; along with 4) highlighting of burning issues and current international developments. Managed by the Ecumenical Network for Youth Action (ENYA - http://www.enyaorg.cz), which is active in 50 countries around the world. Your participation is welcome.


"Activity Sheets and Resource Book." Material on how to enable children to promote health education and primary health care, much of which is relevant to street children. Order: Child to Child Trust, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL United Kingdom.

Beers, Henk van. "In Search of the Girl: A Critical Review of the Literature on Girlhood in the South," Institute for Development Research (InDRA) Occasional Paper 2 (1994). A well-researched guide to the available literature on this topic, with sections on work, street girls and sexual exploitation. Order: InDRA, University of Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands; fax 3120 525-5040.

Beers, Henk van, and Caspar Trimmer. "Adults First!" Bangkok: Save the Children Sweden, SEAP Region, 2006. 80 pp. FREE DOWNLOAD. Abstract.

Beers, Henk van, Vo Phi Chau, Judith Ennew, et al. "Creating an Enabling Environment - Capacity Building in Children's Participation: Save the Children Sweden, Viet Nam, 2000-2004." Bangkok: Save the Children Sweden, SEAP Region, 2006. FREE DOWNLOAD. Abstract.

Bell, Bill, Andrew Chetley, Mike Edward, Neil MacDonald, and Angela Penrose. "Towards a Children's Agenda: New Challenges for Social Development, 1995," Save the Children, 1995.

Berkman, Joanna, and Alison Raphael. "Children Without a Future," Brazil Network, 1992.

Bonnerjea, L. "Family Tracing: A Good Practicing Guide," Save the Children Manual 3 (1994). Order: Save the Children Fund, Mary Datchelor House, 17 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London SE5 8RD United Kingdom.

Boyden, Jocelyn, and William Myers. "Exploring Alernative Approaches to Combatting Child Labour: Case Studies from Developing Countries," UNICEF Innocenti Occasional Papers Child Rights Series 8. Case studies include India, Philippines, Brazil and Bangladesh. Order: International Child Development Centre, Piazza SS Annunziata 12, 50122 Florence, Italy; fax 39 55 244817.

"Brazil: Torture and Extrajudicial Execution in Urban Brazil," Amnesty International Index AMR, May 5, 1990.

Bruce, F. "La explotación sexual de los niños: Respuestos de Campo," Editions Paulinas, ICCB. Translation of "The Sexual Exploitation of Children: Field Responses."

"Children at Risk: Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Children with AIDS," Caritas Internationalis and ICCB.

"Children Engaged in Delinquency and Prostitution in Cambodia," ICCB, 1993. After over 20 years of war, many orphans and poor families have been forced to abandon rural areas, cramming into Phnom-Penh and living in inhuman conditions. For children, there are only two ways to survive: delinquency and prostitution. FAced with this situation, the few Cambodian aid organizations that exist feel helpless. ICCB provided trainig in the rights of the child and taught Cambodians new educational and preventive methods.

"Crisis on the Streets. A Manual for Ministry to Street Children," Action International Ministries, 1997. The price is $8 per copy which also includes postage and handling, but special arrangements can be made for those whose limited budgets might not be able to afford this. Contact: Street Children Ministry, Action International Ministries, PO Box 490, Bothell, WA 98041-0490 USA; International Director Doug Nichols (425) 485-1967.

Council of Europe, Study Group on Street Children. "Street Children: Co-ordinated Research Programme in the Social Field (1992-93). Strasbourg: Council of Europe Press, 1994. 88 pp.

Davin, J., and A. da Silva. "Jeunes handicapés Mentaux en Afrique: Comment sont-ils acceptés?" ICCB Series.

Dallape, Fabio. "An Experience with Street Children." Nairobi: Undungu Society or Dakar: ENDA, 1987. A classic introduction for project workers, educators and trainers. Order: ENDA Jeunesse Action, PO Box 3370, Dakar, Senegal.

Dallape, Fabio, and Celine Gilbert. "Children's Participation in Action Research: A Training Course for Trainers," "Children and the Urban Crisis: Options for the Future" and "Deconstructing Development: Children, the Urban Poor and Resource Management." Harare: ENDA, 1993=94. Three publications based on training courses for trainers in Africa but including non-Africans. Practical, easy-to-follow introduction to carrying out research with rather than on street and working children. Order: ENDA Training Programme, PO Box A113, Harare, Zimbabwe. (Free but postage must be paid--US$4 if to Europe.)

Dottridge, Mike. "Kids as Commodities? Child Trafficking and What to Do about It," International Federation Terre des Hommes, May 2004. 98 pp. ISBN 2970045702. FREE DOWNLOAD

Ennew, Judith, and Brian Milne. "Methods of Research with Street and Working Children: Annotated Bibliography." Part of The Local Research Project. The project was initiated and financed by Radda Barnen (Swedish Save the Children) and Save the Children Fund/UK. The aim of the Local Research Project is to develop methods for gathering information about disadvantaged children. Accessible on the WWW at: http://www.rb.se/childwork.

_____. "Street and Working Children: A Guide to Planning." A selection of readings and a resource list. Order: Save the Children Fund, Mary Datchelor House, 17 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London SE5 8RD United Kingdom.

Filgueiras, Ana. "Needs of Rio Street Children," Planned Parenthood Challenges, 2, 1993: 22-4.

"Future of Children with Disabilities in the Baltic States, Vilnius, Lithuania, 6-11, June 1993," CCF, IFSW and ICCB.

Gibbs, Sara, and Jo Boyden. "Children Affected by Organized Violence: an Annotated Bibliography on Research Methods." Order: Radda Barnen Publishing, 10788 Stockholm, Sweden; fax 46 8 698 90 14.

Glauser, B. et al. "En la Calle: Callescuela, Asuncion;" "Working on the Streets" (English translation), Methodological Series #4, UNICEF (1989). Description of street and working children of Asuncion. If at all possible, read it in the original Spanish version. Order: Spanish version through DCI-UK; English translation through UNICEF Bogota.

Gosling, L., and M. Edwards. "Assessment, Monitoring, Review and Evaluation: Toolkits," Save the Children Manual Series (1994). A review of the participatory planning process and guide for project managers at all levels. Order: Save the Children Fund, Mary Datchelor House, 17 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London SE5 8RD United Kingdom.

Gunn, S., and Z. Ostos. "Dilemmas In Tackling Child Labour: The Case of Scavenger Children in the Philippines," International Labour Review, 131, no. 6 (1992): 629-646. Order: Section for Child Work and Vulnerable Workers, ILO, 4 rue des Morillons, CH-1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland.

Gutman, W. E. "Suffer the Children," Omni, 14, Nov. 1991: 81. Guatemala.

Hart, Roger A. "Children's Participation from Tokenism to Citizenship," UNICEF Innocenti Essays 4. Order: International Child Development Centre, Piazza SS Annunziata 12, 50122 Florence, Italy; fax 39 55 244817. Basic reading on children's participation. ISBN 88854010508.

"Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Seeking Family-based Alternatives for Children Who Are Abandoned or at Risk of Abandonment - Framework for a Plan of Action," report of the International Seminar for Eastern and Central Europe, Sofia-Bulgaria, 28 Sept-2 Oct 1992. ICCB, DCI, ISS, and UNICEF.

"Investing in Every Child: An Economic Study of the Costs and Benefits of Eliminating Child Labour," International Labour Organization, International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), Dec 2003. 147 pp. FREE DOWNLOAD.

Jareg, E., and M. McCallin. "The Rehabilitation of Former Child Soldiers: Report of a Training Workshop in Sierra Leone," ICCB.

Jarvis, Michaela, and Estefan Radovz. "Brazilian Street Children," Society, 29, May-June 1992: 65.

Johnson, Victoria, Joanna Hill and Edda Ivan-Smith. "Listening to Smaller Voices: Children in an Environment of Change." London: Actionaid UK. Recommended for people interested in doing research with working children. Report based on participatory research with working children in Nepal. Research has formed basis of policy development of Actionaid.

"Killing of Children and Adolescents in Brazil," CEAP, 1988.

Kumar, K. "The Child's Language and the Teacher: A Handbook." New Delhi: UNICEF, 1987. Order: Publications Division, UNICEF, Three United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 USA.

La Chance, Marc, and Sigfrid Soler. "Reach for the Stars." Red Cross, Red Crescent, N° 3, 1995, p. 22-23 (available in Arabic, French and Spanish).

"Latin America: Children Incarcerated under Precarious Conditions," International Catholic Child Bureau, 1993. It is difficult to assess the exact number of minors incarcerated in Latin American prisons for murder, theft, drugs, prostitution, etc. But the number is constantly increasing. As well as they very squalid material conditions under which these children have to survive-- lack of space, rudimentary sanitary facilities, promiscuity, etc.-- there is also the lack of interest in them or even rejection by their families. Survey of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

McCallin, M. "Living in Detention: A Review of the Psychosocial Well-being of Vietnamese Children in the Hong Kong Deternetion Centres," report of International Catholic Child Bureau, 1993. A big problem for unaccompanied Vietnamese children living in detention centers in Hong Kong is that they are separated form their families. But above all they are convinced that the future of their families depends on obtaining refugee status. Alone, with no close relatives to protect them, they are also easy prey for exploitation by adults. Most of them end up in a state of permanent anxiety or depression.

_____. "Psychosocial Well-being of Unaccompanied Vietnamese Children in the Philippines: A Comparison with Hong Kong," ICCB.

Mermet, Joël. "Bibliography on Street Children." English; also available in French. Geneva: Henry Dunant Institute.

Musy, Guy. "Au Rwanda, Les Enfants de la Rue: Histoires Vécues," ICCB Series.

Myers, William E. "Urban Working Children: A Comparison of Four Surveys from South America," International Labour Review 128, May-June 1989: 321-36.

Oanuga, Durrenda Nash. "Kaduna Beggar Children: A Study of Child Abuse and Neglect in Northen Nigeria." Child Welfare, vol. 69, N°4, 1990, 371-80.

"Rehabilitation of Children with Special Needs in Russia," ICCB and Caritas Moscow report of the International Conference, Dubna, Russia, 5-7 Oct 1992.

"Resource Pack on Sexual Health and AIDS Prevention for Sexually Apart Youth," AHRTAG and the Brazilian Centre for the Rights of Children and Adolescents, 1993. A comprehensive and easy to use pack, available free to NGOs in developing countries and $10 to others. Order: AHRTAG, 29-35 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3JB United Kingdom.

Rizzini, Irene, Irma Rizzini, Monica Munhoz, and Lidia Galeano. "Childhood and Urban Poverty in Brazil," UNICEF Innocenti Occasional Papers, August 1992. Street and working children and their families.

Salazar, Maria Christina, and Felicia Marie Knaul. "Children Without Rights in Latin America," World & I.

"Special Issue on the Girl Child," VENA Journal 6, N°2, December 1994. A journal published by Women and Autonomy Centre (VENA), Leiden University, PO Box 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands; fax 31 71 273619. Contributions: "The Girl Child: An Introduction (Henk van Beers); "A Daughter Is (Not) Born" (Jyotsna Agnihotri Gupta) on female infanticide and foeticide in India; "The Filipina Girl: From Vulnerability to Resilience and Power" (Feny de los Angeles-Bautista); "Silence, Sex and Authority: The Contradictions of Young Girls' Sexuality in New Crossroads, Cape Town" (Patti Henderson); "Face to Face with Girls: The Naripokko Girl Child Conference" (report of workshop with girls--a rare example of an attempt to include children of both sexes and from various social backgrounds in the organization of the workshop); "Girls' Education in Kenya: Status, Obstacles and Challenges" (Dorothy Munyakho); "The Street Girls of Recife" (Ana Vasconcelos and Joao Bosco Feres); "Defining the Girl Child: Sexuality, Control and Development" (Judith Ennew). The journal also includes a list of relevant organizations and addresses as well as literature on the girl child.

"Street Children: Coordinated Research Programme in the Social Field (1992-93)/Study Group on Street Children, Steering Committee on Social Policy (CDPS)," Council of Europe Press, Strasbourg, 1994.

"Street Children: Guatemala and Brazil," Jubilee Action, 1992.

"Study of Nepali Children." Social Science and Medicine, 43: 4, 441-51.

"Study on Street Children in Four Selected Towns of Ethiopia." Addis Ababa: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs; UNICEF; xxiii, 116 pp. Cork, Ireland: University College, 1992.

Swart, Jill. "Street Children in Latin America," with special reference to Guatemala. Unisa Latin American report, 6 (1990): 28.

Swift, Anthony. "Brazil: The Fight for Childhood in the City," UNICEF Innocenti Studies, 1991.

United States Congress. "Street Children, A Global Disgrace: Hearing before the Select Committee on Hunger, House of Represenatives, 102nd Congress, first session, hearing held in Washington, DC, Nov 7, 1991. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1992.

Vanistendael, Stefan. "Street Children: Problems of Persons?" Second ed. Geneva: International Catholic Child Bureau, 1995.

Vasconcelos, Ana. "SOS Meninas," Centro Brasileiro da Criança e do Adolescente, Casa de Passagem, 1989.

Weiss, Ellen, Daniel Whelan and Geeta Rao Gupta. "Vulnerability and Opportunity: Adolescents and HIV/AIDS in the Developing World, Findings from the Women and AIDS Research Program." International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Washington, 1996. Price $5.50 plus $2.00 shipping and handling. ICRW provides complimentary copies to requestors from developing countries. To order: ICRW, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Ste. 302, Washington, DC 20036. Email icrw@igc.apc.org.

"Who Are the Street Children? An Exploration of the Lives of Children from Poor Families in Brazil," UNICEF, 1993.

Williamson, J. "Selected Bibliography and Survey of Mental Health Issues Relating to Refugee Children: A Resource for Field Workers," ICCB and UNHCR.

"Workshop Proceedings on Street Children and Children in Difficult Circumstances in Ethiopia." 48 pp. Addis Ababa: The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, UNICEF, 1991.

World Health Organization (WHO), Programme on Substance Abuse. "One Way Street? Report on Phase I of the Street Children Project," WHO, 1993. The first report on the project on street children and substance abuse. Also in French and Spanish. Order: WHO Programme on Substance Abuse, 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.

Zimmerman, C., K. Yun, I. Shvab, C. Watts, L. Trappolin, et al. " The Health Risks and Consequences of Trafficking in Women and Adolescents. Findings from a European Study." London: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 2003.


A Letter From the Street. Order: ENDA, PO Box 3370, Dakar, Senegal.

Child Workers in Asia Newsletter. Order: 4/68 Mooban Tawanna, Soi Puak Road, Vipawadi Rangist Road, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.

International Children's Rights Monitor. Order: Defence for Children International, 3 Rue de Varembe, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland.

IWGCL Newsletter, The. Quarterly of the International Working Group on Child Labour (IWGCL), formed by the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) and Defence for Children International (DCI) in response to the increasing global awareness of child labor. Information: IWGCL, PO Box 75297 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Mokale. Order: The Concerned for Working Children, 303/2 L.B. Shastrinagar Doopanahali, Vinamapura Port, Annasandrapalya, Bangalore - 560017, India.

NATS. Deals exclusively with street and working children. Order: MLAL, viccolo s Domenico 11, 37 100 Verona, Italy.

Praca. Order: World Children Report, c/o Koike 1564-238 Minamidaira, Hino-shi, Tokyo 191, Japan; tel/fax 81 425 92-2785. This quarterly newsletter, which is started out for the purpose of raising Japanese people's awarness about the situation of children in especially difficult circumstances, deals with all kinds of child related issues from all over the world. It is highly recommended for those who can read Japanese since a majority of the articles are written in Japanese (there are always one or two articles written in English).


About the UN Rights of the Child. 1991. 16 mins./VHS. Produced by the United Nations. The world's children--our children--what are they entitled to? An estimated 200 million children around the world live on the streets--some of them, in danger of "extermination" by death squads. Because of porr economic conditions, many children have to support themselves. At least 50 million children work illegally, and some are sold as bonded labor. May children are affected by war in their native lands, with some being forced to serve as soldiers--or as human mine sweepers. An examination of the plight of some of the world's children and some constructive responses.

Body Parts Business, The. 1993. 62 mins. Story of an international black market in trafficking of children's organs, filmed in Honduras, Argentina and Russia. Narrated by Bruce Harris; directed by Judy Jackson; produced by Alma Productions Ontario, Ltd. in coproduction with the National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Order number: C9193 089.

Child Killers of Brazil. 1990. 25 mins., English. Distributor: Granada LWT International.

Cracked Mirrors. Philippines: Stairway Foundation et al. Cracked Mirrors is a bold attempt at understanding the deep pain and suffering children go through as a result of sexual abuse. "Cracked Mirrors" is the latest advocacy endeavor by TASK (Talented, Ambitious, Street Kids) under Stairway Foundation. For more than ten years, Stairway has used creative expressions in helping marginalized children from the streets to recover and to heal from the debilitating effects of all forms of abuse and exploitation. The performing arts, likewise, have played a central role in helping to break the silence of the plight of tens of millions of abused and exploited children around the world. Cracked Mirrors was staged in Bankok, Thailand, before an international audience of law enforcers from various South Asian countries, including Australia, Japan and China. Sponsored by Microsoft, the conference aimed to address computer-technology-related crimes against children, particularly in the areas of sexual abuse and sex-trafficking of children. Microsoft has also committed to substantially support the production of Stairway's third animated feature film, Red Leaves. Other sponsors include: Kindernothilfe, Justice for Children International (JFCI), Finland Embassy Manila, CordAid, and UNICEF.

Daughter, a Story of Incest. Philippines: Stairway Foundation, 2003. 12 mins. Animation. Translations: English, Tagalog, Spanish, Khmer, and French

El Arbol de la Chicoa (The Tree of Chicoa). On the prevention of sexual exploitation of children. Received prize from ICCB at the second International Film Festival for Children, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Encuentro de Hombrecitos. 30 mins., Spanish. Depicts the life of children in Lima, Peru who work in the streets as hawkers, grocery carriers or loaders. Some help their parents; others live in the streets. Few of them attend school.

Et que la nuit soit courte.... 1992. 52 mins., Fremch. Christopher Barry, réalisateur et scénariste. UNESCO; BICE (English version may now be available).

Everyone's Child. The story of two Zimbabwan children's abrupt journey into a world of adult responsibility after the death of both of their parents.

Goldtooth. Animation. 27 mins. Canada: Street Kids International, 1995. About street youth and drug use

Gregorio. 58 mins., Spanish with some English subtitles. The film describes the experience of a Peruvian Indian family that moves to Lima in search of work. Following the death of the father, Gregorio is expected to help support the family. As time passes, he becomes caught up instead in the street life of Lima. The use of Lima street children rather than actors gives the film the quality of a documentary.

Good Boy, A. Philippines: Stairway Foundation, 2005. Animation. 18 mins. Languages: English, Tagalog, Spanish, Khmer, and French. A powerful depiction of the crime of paedophilia

Growing Up in the South. 1989. 23 mins. Cinema Guild, New York. Adobe Foundation. Luc Coté and Robbie Hart, producers; Robbie Hart, Luc Coté and Joël Bertomeu, directors. Latin America.

Guerra dos Meninos, A. 1990. 50 mins., Portuguese with English subtitles. Interviews with street children, social workers, police, and the public about the murders of large numbers of abandoned children who are living in the streets of Brazil. Sandra Werneck, producer. The Cinema Guild, distributor.

Hope for the Future: Educating Homeless Children and Youth, Los Angeles, California. 1990. 119 mins. Jody Eldred, producer and director. California Homeless Coalition.

Hope Is the Last Thing to Die. 22 mins. Street children and youth of São Bernardo do Campo near São Paolo, Brazil, describe their lives, dreams, desperation, and brave hopes. On loan from: Church World Service Film Library, PO Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515 USA, tel (219) 264-3102, fax (219) 262-0966.

If the Mango Tree Could Speak.

Karate Kids. Canada: Street Kids International, 1989. Animation. About street youth and sexual health.

Life and Debt (Developing Stories). 48 mins. This film shows how dire economic conditions in Brazil have led to the murder of 500 street children per year in Rio de Janeiro. A staggering debt, uncontrolled deforestation and massive dislocation have all contributed to this scandalous murder spree.

Nobody's Children. 1989. Australian documentary about street kids and a follow-up made in 1996 called Somebody Now where the journalist tracked down some of the children from 1989 to see what had become of them. Australia: ABC TV.

Pixote. 1981. 127 mins. Brazil. Hector Babenco, director. University Film Society review: One of the most remarkable and unsentimental films ever made on the subject of childhood. The children in question are homeless Brazilian youths, exploited by criminals, mistreated with offhand savagery in "reform" schools, then set loose in the Rio underworld where they complete post-graduate work in purse-snatching, drug dealing, pimping and murder. Babenco's outlook is neither depressing nor tendentious; the story's pitiless descent into hell is continually illuminated with lightning flashes of innocence, joy and compassion.

Quincho Barrilete: Een project voor opvang jonge lijmsnuivers in Nicaragua. (A Project to Help Young Glue-sniffers in Nicaragua.) Documentary on Quincho Barrilete's work with Nicaraguan street children and its successful farm program. Documentary made for Belgian television with some Spanish. Written translation of script available in English upon request.

Same Rights for Severina. 25 mins. Produced by Christian Aid; available on loan. Discusses issues of inequality and human rights in Brazil.

Shooting Back: Photography by Homeless Children in Washington, DC. 1990. 30 mins. Robin Smith, writer, producer and director; Jim Hubbard, executive director. Boston: Fanlight Productions.

Sobrevientes. Un video sobre los niños callejeros en la Ciudad de México que ha ganado varios premios como video social. Contact Gerardo Sauri, Ednica. En español.

Speed's Choice. Canada: Street Kids International, 2001. Animation. About street youth and entrepreneurship.

Street Children of Africa: Will the Dawn Ever Come? 1993. 52 mins. Christopher Barry, director; Mary Martello and Todd Lewis, assistants. Produced by Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Princeton, NJ.

Streetwise. An unsettling examination of life among homeless and abandoned children in Seattle's Tenderloin district. The film explores the daily routines of a variety of teenagers who, lacking in conventional familial supports, are forced to resort to various kinds of thievery, hustling, drug dealing, and prostitution in order to survive.

They Shoot Children Don't They? 1991. Produced by CBC-TV, Canada. Covers violence against street children of Guatemala.

Under the Rainbow. Children in Asia. 1991. 22 mins. Marc Cayer, director; Michel Desgagné, executive producer. New York: Filmakers Library.


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