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Tookey's Rating
10 /10
 
Average Rating
9.14 /10
 
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Directed by: Martin Bell
Written by:

 
 
 
Released: 1985
   
Genre: RITES-OF-PASSAGE
DOCUMENTARY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 92
 
 


 
Sensitive, disturbing and depressing documentary about child prostitutes in Seattle.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The images which remain are not so much of the children themselves, but of the inadequacy of their parents: the convict father who non-communicates with his son in the platitudes of soap opera, the alcoholic mother who thinks prostitution is "just a phase" her 13 year-old daughter is going through. A rare, unsensational insight into a worldwide, fast-increasing social problem.


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