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A film study of a newspaper boy in the crowded inner city. Apartment buildings, rooming houses, dilapidated dwellings are his route; his world, a rundown flat and a rough-spoken father. At some doors he tosses his papers with neat precision, at others with deliberate carelessness. Behind his actions you sense his resentment, his anger, and at the same time a reaching out for warmth. Filmed without commentary, the story is convincingly acted out by the boy, and should provide substance for discussion of the big-city environment that can breed cynicism and delinquency in the young. Film without words.

1971, 14 min 08 s