Director: Ashley Chapman
Editor: Yoni Marmorstein
Camera and Sound Editing: Joshua Burdick
Producer: Cecilia DeGroot
Kids on the Block is a story about a group of people who have decided to raise their young children in Canada’s poorest postal code.
Shocking statistics define Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: approximately 5,000 intravenous drug users, a 70% Hepatitis C rate, 30% HIV rate; countless people homeless, prostitutes, or criminals. We’ve seen the news and heard the warnings. But two stats seldom come to light: 86% of people in the Downtown Eastside live alone, and only 2% of the total population are children. Kids on the Block explores the power of childhood innocence, trust and belonging in a neighbourhood largely devoid of families.
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