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Old 07-19-2011, 04:17 PM  
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Just saw this. I'm a huge fan of documentaries and this one conveys the sense of community and understanding of the homeless living in Amtrak subways over a decade ago.

It's interesting to see how community and sense of belonging develop in what would be considered deplorable conditions.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:32 PM  
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Near Penn Station, next to the Amtrak tracks, squatters have been living for years. Marc Singer goes underground to live with them, and films this "family." A dozen or so men and one woman talk about their lives: horrors of childhood, jail time, losing children, being coke-heads. They scavenge, they've built themselves sturdy one-room shacks; they have pets, cook, chat, argue, give each other haircuts. A bucket is their toilet. Leaky overhead pipes are a source of water for showers. They live in virtual darkness. During the filming, Amtrak gives a 30-day eviction notice.
I've seen excerpts but never the full piece. Can't manage the bandwidth at present but I'll keep the link. Merci
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