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Nominated for the 2004 Academy Award® for Best Documentary,
Short Subject, this documentary
takes an intimate and heartbreaking look at a group of homeless children living in and around a Moscow train station.


Polish filmmakers Hanna Polak and
Andrzej Celinski captured numerous
intimate and heartbreaking scenes in this
raw, verité documentary, which combines footage of the children and Moscow
authorities with alarming statistics about homelessness and its devastating effects
in post-Soviet Russia.


 
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September 10, 2005

Leningradsky station

Leningradsky is a busy train station in Moscow, and the people who pass through it every day have to notice the children who live there. Some give them a little spare change. Some ask them to come home with them and have sex. Some, the good people, offer to help. But, as one boy says, "


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September 16, 2005

Don't End Their Hope of a Home

When Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the White House today, he and President Bush are expected to discuss such global issues as the environment, trade agreements, nuclear weapons and terrorism. But I hope that at some point they get around to talking about Alexei, Katya, Roma, Misha and Victoria. They, along with more than a dozen of their friends, are the subjects of "The Children of Leningradsky," a wrenching documentary that will be televised on the Cinemax cable channel Sept. 28.


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