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Recording of the song "Without A Home"
Making of the film
Profiles of the Homeless
Filmmaker Rachel Fleischer spent four years creating this extraordinary documentary that enters the lives of six homeless individuals in her hometown of Los Angeles. The film's subjects include families in temporary housing, a street performer who depends on banjo-playing for income, and a heroin-addicted man living in Skid Row an area of the city that contains one of the largest homeless populations in the U.S. Intertwined with each tale is the story of Fleischer herself, as she attempts to walk the fine line between telling the stories of her subjects and helping those in need.
As the film's intimate and powerful stories confront our preconceived notions regarding homelessness, Fleischer's journey unflinchingly reveals the challenges and triumphs that arise when we choose to help those without a home.
I use this film in my Outpatient groups at a mental health center. The clients love it! It is real, eyeopening, and moving.Published 9 months ago by Carol Chase
Without a home gives us a glimpse of the lives of homelessness/addiction/and mental illness. It was touching and heartbreaking all at the same time. Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by elowyn
Rachel Fleischer has created a gem of a documentary with her study of homelessness in Los Angeles. The point of view is extremely personal, since through the actual act of... Read morePublished on October 1, 2011 by Mark Goldblatt
Without A Home is an eye-opening account of homelessness in LA as seen through the eyes of a passionate, empathetic director, Rachel Fleischer. Read morePublished on September 29, 2011 by Melanie A. Kosloff
This movie was just tremendous. It's a fascinating journey and a remarkable story. I became so totally engrossed that I was there with Rachel throughout the movie. Read morePublished on September 28, 2011 by Brian E