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| 1 hr 20 min

Roach has been living on the streets since age 14 as a street kid, hes rebellious, loud and defiant. As part of "S.P.I.T.", Roach has been given a camera to document his world. The footage he gets is urgent, because theres a war against squeegee kids. The RoachCam 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 worlds most prosperous countries, classified as thugs, criminals, and enemies. These kids refuse to obey, assimilate, and conform to societys values - their beliefs and realities are scarred into their flesh in the form of piercings, tattoos, track marks, bruised veins, rotting teeth, gangrene, scurvy... This is a collaborative film that seizes Punks "do-it-yourself" ethos. Local punkers Deadly Pale, Locos and others contributed guttural emotion to the soundtrack. Artist Rick Trembles supplied an apocalyptic animation sequence from Roachs imagination. Youth and rebellion fuel this film.

Eric "Roach" Denis
Daniel Cross
English, and French subtitles
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S.P.I.T.: Squeegee Punks in Traffic