About the movie

Martin Bell's groundbreaking, Academy Award-nominated 1984 documentary 'Streetwise' shows a fiercely independent group of homeless, troubled youth on the streets of Seattle as pimps, prostitutes, panhandlers, and small-time drug dealers. The iconic photographer Mary Ellen Mark  truly set the documentary in motion. Of the unforgettable children featured in ‘Streetwise’, none was more charismatic than its beguiling, self-possessed thirteen-year-old protagonist Erin ”Tiny” Blackwell. Through decades, Mark kept documenting Tiny. The film intimately chronicles Tiny's complex story, with 30 years of at-times devastating footage and never-before-seen sequences from the filming of ‘Streetwise’.