The Street Kids of Mumbai
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The Street Kids of Mumbai

The Street Kids of Mumbai records the everyday lives of children living in one of India’s impoverished slums. The stories of Salam, Deepa, and twins Hussan and Hussein reveal the desperation and determination of Mumbai’s street children, who provide not only for themselves, but for their families.

For these children, rummaging through garbage, joining gangs, and risking their lives are part of their daily routines. Not yet teenagers, the four children’s family lives have already been disrupted by abuse, abandonment, and death. Despite their bleak circumstances, the children persist. The Street Kids of Mumbai is more than a story of survival: the film is a testament to the strength of the human spirit, exemplified by the endurance of India’s youngest slum dwellers.

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