Dark Days (2000)

Film details

  • Director

    Marc Singer

  • Country

    USA

  • Year

    2000

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Documentary about the lives of the underground community of homeless people, who inhabited a cavernous railway tunnel situated under the streets of mid-town Manhattan, New York City, stretching north from Penn Station past Harlem. Some had lived there for as long as twenty-five years. Most had a drug habit. The filmmaker spent more than two years living with the inhabitants of the tunnel, and shot about 50 hours of footage. Interviews are intercut with footage of their daily lives. Also records the forced eviction imposed by Amtrak, the tunnel's owners. After the intervention of New York's Coalition for the Homeless, many were found homes in low-cost housing projects.

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