Angels of Brooklyn


Angels of Brooklyn

  • Denmark
  • 82
  • STC
  • Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
It's not easy living in Brooklyn's notorious housing projects. Conditions are grim with large families crammed into small apartment units. Camilla Hjelm Knudsen, a Danish woman who studied film in New York, became friendly with three young Puerto Rican women in that area when she shot pictures of them in the local coffee shop. Nicole, Marlene and Isabel are neighbourhood girls spending their chaotic, late adolescent lives in the Bushwick Project. Each has a dilemma to work out: Nicole’s mother is on parole; Isabel has to decide with which man she should share her baby and her life; and Marlene wants to go back to school and better herself. Their attempts to rise above their circumstances and achieve dreams of prosperity and respectability are at the core of this intimate, engaging work. Marc Glassman.

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