Downtown Eastside

2010
8.0'
CA
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Synopsis

Downtown eastside in Vancouver is one of the oldest and poorest neighborhoods in the city and maybe the country. Poverty, sex trade, homelessness, HIV, mental health issues, open drug use; these are the things that people that populate this neighborhood face everyday. Filming candidly its inhabitants, the film is made of two circular vignettes that play side by side the images filmed by Wong, himself not a stranger from this part of the city. The area was going through, at the time, heavy gentrification and renovations was pushing the marginals into the streets.