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AMERICAN STREET KID
Rated: Unrated
Release Date: August 21, 2020
Director: Michael Leoni
Stars: Michael Leoni
Plot: A film maker befriends several homeless teens and discovers why they rarely make it off of the streets alive 
 
Clint Says: This is not easy to watch, but it is a must-see film
 
 
 
Available on most streaming services.
 
We've all seen teens living on the street. We've all ignored them. 
 
If you watch this documentary, you will never ignore them again. You will never look at them the same way ever again. This will change you.
 
This is one of the most moving and powerful documentaries I have ever seen. It is brutal and heartbreaking, but it is also inspiring and filled with hope. 
 
You will find yourself  cheering for these kids and hoping they will find the key to get them off of the streets and into a life free of drugs and violence. Unfortunately, the key to their escape is also the thing that keeps pulling them back to the streets. 
 
One of the things that makes this documentary so emotional and personal is that director Michael Leoni gets deeply involved in the lives of these kids. Some may say that he gets too involved, but you'll need to see the whole documentary to draw your own conclusion. Personally, I think the guy is a hero. 
 
Not only is this film emotional, but it is also well done. The stories are told in a compelling way. It never feels like the story bogs down or gets lost. The story is always moving forward and the suspense is always building. 
 
Now, here is the best part of this film. You can help homeless teens simply by watching this documentary! Every ticket sold will help the organization created by Leoni to get these kids into loving homes, stable employment, and needed education and rehabilitation programs. 
 
This is the epitome of what the power of film can do when it is put to good use. 

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