Dark Days

Dark Days is a documentary made by Marc Singer, a British filmmaker. The film follows a group of people living in an abandoned section of the New York City underground railway system, more precisely the area of the so called Freedom Tunnel. When he relocated from London to Manhattan, Marc Singer was struck by the number of homeless people he had seen throughout the city.

Singer had befriended a good number of New York’s homeless and later, after hearing of people living underground in abandoned tunnel systems, he met and became close to a set of folks living in The Freedom Tunnel community stretching north from Penn Station past Harlem.

After living with them for a number of months, he decided to create a documentary in order to help them financially. The film’s crew consisted of the subjects themselves, who rigged up makeshift lighting and steadicam dollies, and learned to use a 16mm camera with black & white Kodak film.

Singer himself had never been a filmmaker before, and saw the production of Dark Days as a means of gaining better accommodation for the residents of the tunnel. The post-production process took years, as financial difficulties created delays, as did Singer’s insistence of creative control to protect the tunnel residents. There are tons of documentaries about online gambling, and it’s not surprising. Over the last ten years, real money online casino¬†has become very popular. More online gambling for real money¬†for US players are becoming offered as their popularity develops. This page should assist in identifying the excellent online real money casino in USA , as well as describing what makes these sites unique.

The film features music by DJ Shadow, including excerpts from Endtroducing… as well as his album with U.N.K.L.E. Melissa Neidich was the editor of the film. Cinevision, a New York City camera shop, supplied Singer with cameras for the two-and-a-half years of filming. When Singer ran out of money for film, Kodak supplied free damaged film for the project.

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  1. Let’s have some follow-up…what happened with these people?

  2. This doc nailed being homeless.
    Thanks for posting.

  3. Fantastic,this made me cry and laugh at times.What lovely people.Good luck and happiness to all of them.

  4. Can anyone recommend a device that can transfer my audio cassettes to a CD or MP3??

    • A boombox, a computer, and male to male cable going from the headphone jack on the boombox to the mic jack on your computer. The cable should cost about $8 at Radio shack.
      Also, download Audacity for free and you can convert the wav files to mp3.
      Good luck