Marc Singer’s excellent ‘Dark Days’ on google video

I think i’ve talked about Dark Days before, and Marc Singers new film (now scrapped) ‘Warriors’. Dark Days was a great debut for Singer and made a big splash on the festival circuit when it was released back in 2000, and it still holds up as a great piece of documentary film.

DARK DAYS, a groundbreaking documentary from British director Marc Singer with a moving soundtrack from DJ Shadow, shows a way of life that is unimaginable to most people. The film focuses on a group of homeless people that live deep underground in an abandoned New York City railroad tunnel. During the daytime they scavenge for food on the streets of New York. At night, they retreat to the tunnel where they have built homes out of scrap metal, plastic, and plywood. They have electricity, furniture, and working kitchens, not to mention community, comradery, and the support of each other.

If you want to burn an hour and half you could do far worse than watch this (obviously I recommend you buying the dvd to appreciate it fully, but this is enough for you to get the flavour, oh and you can hear the brilliant soundtrack from DJ Shadow)

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