Film Screening: Danny Lyon's “Los Niños Abandonados” (The Abandoned Children)
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Danny Lyon, Joselyn, Colombia, 1975. Gelatin silver print from film stills, 14.3 x 11 cm (5 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.). Collection of the artist, L116. © 2016 Danny Lyon
An inspiring film with unforgettable imagery, Los Niños Abandonados (1975, 63 min., color, Spanish with English subtitles) was filmed by Danny Lyon in Santa Marta, Colombia. The film shows the daily rhythms of a gang of boys who live on the city’s streets. Their survival skills and errant lifestyles are in evidence as they beg for scraps to eat, wheel and deal with storekeepers and street vendors, and play together.
“Unobtrusively, Lyon records the boys’ aimless daily lives. Los Niños Abandonados is an angry film with the quietest tones imaginable—and is all the more persuasive for being so.” —Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
“Some of the finest hand-held cinematography to date.” —Morgan Wesson, George Eastman House
“Lyon opts for compassion rather than analysis.” —Scott Meek, Time Out, London
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