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This award winning homeless video profiles several very different homeless people who struggle with homelessness during one year.
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Produced in collaboration with homeless people and shown on PBS, this thought provoking homeless video is recommended by the National Coalition for the Homeless. The video is widely considered to be the best and most broadly applicable case study available on the scope and diversity of homelessness in America.
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The Making of the Movie...

For years I'd wondered why homeless people were talked about on television but not heard from. In the world of television, as in the world in general, they seemed to be on the outside looking in, the passive recipients of temporary shelter and occasional TV sound bites.

From my own experience, I came to believe that they lacked a direct voice on television, not because they were short on ideas, but because they lacked the technical expertise, equipment and resources needed to create their own representations on television.

As a documentary producer, I began collaborating with homeless people to remove these barriers in order to bring their attitudes, issues and view points directly and imaginatively to the television viewer.

After one year of shooting and two years of editing, "The Homeless Home Movie" emerged. It tells the story of seven people who struggle with homelessness during the Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring of one year.
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