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"La Paz, Bolivia"

 

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I start work at 09.00am and stop at 08.00pm

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I earn 40 bolivianos ($6) and with

 

that I buy lunch and dinner.

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I am Marlene Paulina Ticuna Gutierrez…

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Mother of  Tinguito Perco

 

Lady of Miranda…

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I am a shoeshiner in central San Francisco.

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What a tongue-twister!

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This is my daughter Ms Sylvia Patricia Choque

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Liar, my name is Sylvia, nothing more.

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More or less you are my daughter.

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And if you lie I will beat you.

 

 

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"Lustrabotas"

 

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Shoeshiners

 

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Some men tell us that we should be at home

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but as mothers we have to do this job.

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This job is more dangerous for women than men.

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Men threaten us humiliate us

 

and discriminate against us.

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Some men insult us.

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But what are we

 

going to do? Work is work.

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We have to put up with it.

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My name is Cinthia Zaconeta Luna.

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I am 20 years old.

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I have been living on the streets for five years.

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I ended up on the streets because I went looking

 

for my brother who was living there.

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I met the guys and I started

 

hanging out with them.

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I stopped going to school.

 

I had reached eight grade.

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I like shining shoes because sometimes

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I don’t have money to buy food

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But I can get food and other

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Stuff with the money I earn.

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What do you have in your hands?

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This is my poncho for flying.

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To relax?

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Yes

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What is in the bottle?

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It is “liquid flight”.

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It is thinner. It is like thinner.

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How do you use it?

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I moisten the rag

 

and then I begin to fly.

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Why do you use it?

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Becuase I am used to it.

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This helps you endure hunger and cold.

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I am Ines Flores Obando.

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I have recently started to shine shoes.

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I do tit to pay for my children’s study.

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I have been on the streets since I was 12 years old.

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I have a mother but she doesn’t live here.

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I don’t get along with her.

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 Sometimes the police harass us.

 

They want to take our children away.

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We dont let them so we fight.

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We don’t respect them.

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They are very bad they take away our money.

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Ines used to be a good girl when

 

we lived near San Francisco Square.

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She was the best student

 

in her class in fifth grade.

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Theives will be hanged’

 

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She used to get good marks.

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But then she got involved with

 

some girls on the street and I lost her.

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I want to help Ines but

 

we don’t understand each other.

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If I tell her off she gets angry and so do I.

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She ran away from home.

 

I looked for her but she refused to come back.

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Sometimes she would sleep on the boulevard.

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People would tell me:

 

Serafina take your daughter off the streets”

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But she would refuse to come with me.

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06.05.43

 

Shoeshine sir? Brown cinnanmon colour?

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Damn!

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Shoeshine young man?

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Shoeshine Madame?

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Shoeshine?

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Shoeshine brown colour?

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Damn!

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 Shoeshine brown colour?

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No.

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Damn!

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Who hit you in your eye?

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Who has beaten you up?

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Why is your eye like that?

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Who did it? Tell me.

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Lies.

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Lies.

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08.00.10

 

Somebody punched you.

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Who did it?

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What about Joel?

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It’s the first time I have seen my nephew like this.

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He usually knows how to defend himself.

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He’s been beaten up.

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His friend has beaten him up for a pair of trainers.

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My son Joel is also on the streets.

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I asked my nephew about him.

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Nobody can find him. I don’t know where he is.

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I cut myself on my face

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Because my boyfirend threatened to beat me if I did not cut my face with glass.

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I cut his face first.

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So he told me:

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“You’ve cut my face, now I want

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you to do the same to yourself”

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You have stolen a mobile phone and now you are going to return it.

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You see Miss I am a shoeshiner.

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Look just return the mobile.

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Just give it back.

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Come with me.

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What happened?

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They are saying that I have stolen a mobile phone.

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That I pick pocketed it but I didn’t.

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They arrested another guy. He is a pick pocket.

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How do you feel now?

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I am afriad they put me in jail.

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We live in that hole right there with my three children.

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We share the hole with other friends.

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We all sleep there very close to each other.

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We cover ourselves with cardboard and plastic

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Because we don’t have money to get something else.

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The whole wall was open but they have closed it.

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We were abe to re-open the hole with a hammer though.

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But the police will not let us sleep here.

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They have banned us.

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Santiago.

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Are you there?

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Did you bathe?

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Did you bathe?

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Wait for me other there.

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I live here.

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This is my homoe, my house where we live.

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Have you cleaned the house?

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I am poor. I have nothing.

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It is a small room for my children.

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I prefer to live like this.

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Of course, I feel sorry for my children.

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I am sorry but at least I have somewhere to sleep and rest with my family.

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I don’t have a kitchen. I don’t have pots or gas. Nothing.

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This is how we live.

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On one bed is Sylvia, Jonathan and him, the three.

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Me and my “enemy” are in the other bed.

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So there it is the five of us.

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Cinthia ended up on the street because nobody looked after her.

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Nobody was there to see if she was attending shool.

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So this is her life.

 

Her home is the street.

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Vanessa

 

Cinthia’s sister

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She is used to it.

 

It’s been almost six years.

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I am the only one

 

Who supports and talks to her.

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Nobody else in the family really care about her.

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I think doesn't want to change. She is not actually seeking for anything to change.

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We have talked about it and I even tried to convince her by saying things or buying things but… no.

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She is going to remain in the street.

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18 months later

 

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I will be working in the corner.

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The police were threatening that they would take my kids away.

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So I changed. I stopped living on the streets.

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They wanted to put the kids into an orphanage.

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That is why I changed, for my children.

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Sometimes my children saw me inhaling drugs.

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16.58.15

 

Now it bothers me. I don’t want my children to see me doing that. Inhaling and being on the street.

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I am happy with the new square but not with the guards.

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They take away the goods we sell.

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That bothers me.

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They have refurbished the square but we are not allowed to sell anything.

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They seize the goods we sell to buy food for our children

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They don’t understand.

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We tell them that we need to sell but they treat us badly.

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I’m Nancy.

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Marlene and Carmen were my sisters.

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My mother and father had diesd.

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Marlene became responsible for the two of us.

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She worked in any job she could find: washerwoman, kitchen assistant

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So she could bring us food.  We ate “Pito”.

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We had food. She was like our mom.

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Once I asked her why she was drunk.

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becuase I don’t know how to support you”, she said.

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She cried and sobbed asking herself: “why mum and dad are gone?”

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“Why? What am I going to do with you?”

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“I cannot support you”

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I think it was more because of my dad and mom’s absence that she became an alcoholic.

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Marlene was very ill.

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The doctor said her kidneys were in a very bad condition.

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18.58.09

 

She also had hepatitis.

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Everything was bad.

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I said to her do not drink but she kept doing it.

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I don’t know many sad things happened in her life.

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We went to the doctor and he told her that she had no chance

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Because everything was destroyed inside.

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Marlene Choque died in November 2010

 

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She was 36.

 

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20.03.12

Women’s Prison

 

20.04.12

20.08.12

Market day

 

20.08.23

20.16.19

 

What happened to Mrs. Marlene could have happened to me.

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Many of my friends have died from inhaling too much thinner.

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I was selling drugs with my brother and the police caught me.

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20.41.02

 

I was sent to a narcotic prison and then to this jail

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20.45.17

 

Because I was arrested for the same crime in 2008.

20.46.20

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I got a sentence of five years and six months.  I have already been here for seventeen months

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21.02.14

 

but I was caught for the same crime before so the lowest sentence they could give me is eight years. \

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The shoeshine boys I used to hang around with would polish shoes to buy drugs and alcohol.

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During the night they were thieves. \

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Life in prision is very different from the streets because out there you can go to places you want, do whatever you want.

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I have thought a lot about my situation. Here I have food and can do my laundry.

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Despite that it hasn’t been a very good experience. It is horrible being here.

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I have reconsidered many things. I don’t do drugs and when I go outside

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I don’t want to do it again because I dont want to return here

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to this prison, to this ugly place.

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22.02.24

 

It’s been very difficult to forget the drugs.

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Sometimes I was desperate to escape but I couldn’t because the police control here is strict.

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I was eventually able to forget the drugs by doing other activities

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knitting and cooking classes. That’s how I did it.

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I was shoeshining but I had no extra money to buy and sell umbrellas and kleenex

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so I started to work in the laundry with my mother.

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By doing laundry I was able to save some money to buy the merchandise.

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I sell umbrellas when it rains.

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Otherwise I sell kleenex.

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I shoeshine on Saturdays and Sundays.

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With that income I feed my children and myself.

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I was shining shoes with the father of my children when the accident happened to my son.

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I was polishing two clients when my son went away from me

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with my daughter Maria. They went into the church to play.

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The holy water font was unstable.

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24.01.24

 

My son climbed up onto the font and it fell and hit him on his foot.

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24.17.03

 

It was hard to see my son in the hospital. I felt sorry for him.

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24.21.04

 

The cast was heavy and made it difficult to carry him.

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I stuggled walking with him to the hospital.

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If we didn’t have these services

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Vulnerable people wouldn’t have a place to get high quality clinical care.

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We are going to remove the cast not today but Wednesday.

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It is ready to be removed. The bone has healed.

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When Carlos had the accident my relationship with my mum improved a little bit.

25.08.07

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Not that much but we now talk more.

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She has also given me 80 Bolivianos to buy nappies for him.

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25.38.18

 

I have a son at schoool that I have to support. I am a mother and father to him.

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25.47.07

 

So I told them that they have to pay me rent and bills. They have to.

25.52.24

25.57.10

 

The father of my children doesn’t help me.

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26.05.00

 

You are the boss here.

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26.07.10

 

What?

 

You are the boss here.

26.10.06

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He just shines shoes to buy his drugs and alcohol.

26.14.23

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He never gives me anything. So far nothing.

26.27.14

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I am going to sell.

 

Ok.

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So miguel doesn’t want to work. He is so lazy.

26.33.20

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He doesn’t want to.

 

Tell him “Let’s go to sell the two of us”.

26.36.21

26.39.00

 

This is your fault. You went back to him.

26.39.01

26.41.13

 

He was the one who came back to me.

26.41.14

26.44.00

 

You should have said no to him.

26.44.20

26.49.17

 

You are the mother of the children.

26.49.18

26.51.14

 

So how are we going to sort this out?

26.51.15

26.54.02

 

I asked him to pay me 110 bolivianos.

26.54.03

26.55.16

 

He still owes me money.

26.55.17

26.59.13

 

He owes us 110 Bolivianos.

 

I want him to pay me now.

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I would like to see Ines Rehabilitaed.

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That she reconsiders her role as a mother and changes everything.

27.20.06

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Sometimes I get annoyed with her.

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She wants to go I tell her go away then.

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Joel must be 13 years old.

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Joel begain to shine shoes when he was a little boy.

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My brother in law made a little box for him

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27.54.00

 

so he then began to shine shoes.

27.55.08

27.56.19

 

He gets high.

27.56.20

27.58.19

 

He consumes thinner and gets high.

27.58.20

28.00.10

 

Sylvia is with my aunt.

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But I don’t know how she is right now.

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Jonathan and Oliver are in an orphanage.

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I live on the streets.

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I live on the streets with my cousins and my friends.

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Sometimes I polish shoes. I beg for money.

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Sometimes I beg for food as well.

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And sometimes I get high. That’s the truth.

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My name is Joel Choque.

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I used to have a mum but she died.

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She died becuase she drank too much.

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She taught me to shine shoes.

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Shoeshine young man?

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I have been shining shoes for five years.

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When I was a very little boy I used to

 

shine shoes along with my brothers.

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My sister used to sell sweets.

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Right now I don’t know where they are.

 

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ROLLING CREDITS

 

 

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Produced and Directed by Ann Marie Goodwin

 

 

 

Channel 4 Alpha Fund

 

 

 

All Roads Film Project

 

 

 

World View Broadcast Media Schme

 

 

 

Woolfclub Productions

 

 

 

MMIV

 

 

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