This documentary tells the heartbreaking story of an Indianapolis homeless tent community, and family, being torn apart. This film does a great job of showing that there are many paths to homelessness, and of how hard it can be to get out of. The relationships of the homeless missions, city officials, and news organizations are accurately detailed in an eye opening way. Watch this movie if only to get a glimpse into homeless life in Indianapolis, the truth beyond what the news portrays.
While watching we learn stories of homeless people being affected, of people trying to make a positive difference in the homeless community, and of people that are really the problem. The raw emotions of the advocates, the caring of the volunteers that deliver food, and unconditional love shown by Maurice, the 'camp coordinator', are inspirationally documented, reminding us that we do not have to have a lot to do something good.
Thank you to everyone that made this film possible and hopefully opening eyes to short-sighted people of the real problems. In 2013 I was one of those short-sighted people sitting in my suburban home, rooting on the city officials as I watched the news coverage of this camp being destroyed. Thankfully I met some amazing previously homeless people that help to clear my vision and I am forever grateful. I will be recommending this movie to everyone I know!
I liked this film and the story it revealed. I especially like the use of the camera dollies(?) and aerials used to move in on the encampment of the homeless and to contrast that with the landscape/skyscape of the city of Indianapolis. It is indeed a heartbreaking story, even though it is not a new story. The filmmakers offer us some good guys and some bad guys, though there are no real villains. There are just folks who don;t do enough or don;t understand or care enough or who are move invested in their jobs than in solutions. I found the music interesting and compelling but the voice over narration at times left me feeling "talked at." I preferred when the participants were telling their own story. They were all fascinating, especially Maurice, the most committed and the most enlightened of them all.
Well made, eye opening doc about the homelessness situation in Indianapolis and the struggles and trials of those unfortunate people who society wants to cast out and forget. The doc does a beautiful job of presenting all faces of this situation from the homeless people themselves to the people who truly do care and volunteer to provide aid to them. It will be heartbreaking, inspirational and motivational. Well done. A film everyone needs to see.
Riveting expose on the homeless issue here in Indianapolis and offers a glimpse into the catch-22 that many homeless individuals find themselves in. Before watching this documentary, I was ignorant regarding the resources available to homeless individuals.
Many thanks to the homeless individuals who were willing to share their stories and give the viewer a glimpse into how they live and how they are treated. Many thanks to all the volunteers that came along side and serve the homeless camps!
Thank goodness for these filmmakers showing you a side of how you become homeless and the struggles of those on the street in Indianappolis. Its eye opening documentaries like these the cold hearted people of the world need to see.. The old axiom.. "walk a mile in my shoes" works well here.. If you enjoy thought provoking documentaries that show you life on the fringes - and make you thankful for the people that help them - you'll enjoy the soul enriching work from the filmmakers here. Good photography and great editing! 4 starts
A really great perspective on homelessness. This is happening all over the country not just Indiana. I love the up close and personal interviews with the folks living under the bridge. You get to know them and relate to their journeys. The sense of community and support for their neighbors is inspiring. I encourage you to watch and share this powerful film!
Homelessness is a heartbreaking epidemic in America. Shelters are helpful, but aren't a good fit for everyone. Turning those who make a different choice into criminals helps no one. We need to work with the homeless community to find solutions that will.