After his first 2000 visit, he came away shocked by the scope of the problem, which persists today. According to a UNICEF report published in September, the nation still has 100,000 street children.
In early 2002, when Naterer returned, he started filming what street children were doing. He did that until 2011, when a street kid named Kolya suggested that he turn his study into a documentary. “People should know the truth about us,” Kolya told Naterer.