Synopsis

"Street Kids" (1985) is a personal documentary featuring first-person stories of sexual abuse and trauma narrated over  a montage of black and white photographs of street scenes and fragmented daily living. In conversation, young people divulge why they would choose the labour of sex work.


ABOUT PEG CAMPBELL

Peg Campbell is a documentary and narrative fllmmaker, whose work has received international acclaim. She has won awards from the Genie's (now Canadian Screen Awards), Banff World Media Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Women in Film, Yorkton and Reel2Real International Film Festival for Youth. Peg’s films have been broadcast on CBC, Knowledge Network, PBS, WTN, A&E, and The Movie Channel. Her social activist films seek to rebalance power and unsettle societal assumptions.

Peg taught film at Emily Carr University of Art + Design for over 30 years, winning the Ian Wallace Teaching Award. She is ABD on her PhD in Philosophy (Media and Communications) from the European Graduate School and has an MFA in Creative Writing and Film Production from the University of BC. She is a founding member of Cineworks Film Co-op, Women in Film Vancouver, and Women in the Director’s Chair. SFU awarded her the Outstanding Alumni Award for service to the community; and she was given the Vancouver Mayor’s Award for Film and New Media in 2017.
 

CREDITS

Peg Campbell, Director

Jennifer Torrance, Producer
John Taylor, Executive Producer
Moira Simpson, Photography
Richard Patton, Sound
Haida Paul, Editor
Haida Paul, Sound Editing
Shelly Hamer,  Sound Editing
Barry P. Jones, Re-recording
Svend-Erik Eriksen, Animation

Credits

Provided By

  • National Film Board / Office National du Film