Streetlife

Streetlife

A third of the estimated three million homeless people in the United States are families with children. Each year, thousands of homeless families take to the highways in search of work. This program introduces us to several displaced families, and to the often over-burdened people who struggle to help them find employment, shelter, food, health care, and education. Streetlife illuminates the complexity of this growing national problem, and will help encourage a public response based on the real needs of these homeless families.

'Puts a human face on a problem too many of us still see in the abstract. Highly Recommended.' -Editor's Choice, Video Librarian

'Recommended. Those who think that America's homeless are all 'lazy, crazy, drunk or doped' will see that stereotype shattered in this video.' -Library Journal

'Underlines the complexity of the issue and the danger of treating the symptoms rather than eliminating the fundamental causes. A stirring and revealing documentary.' -Booklist

Citation

Main credits

Verdoia, Ken (reporter)
Verdoia, Ken (film director)
Verdoia, Ken (film producer)

Other credits

Videographer, Carl Seibert; music composed and performed by: Steve Holmes, Nancy Talcott.


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Distributor subjects

Closed Captioned
Family Relations
Fanlight Collection
Homelessness
Issues and Ethics

Keywords

documentary film; video; social policy; social problems; social issues; homelessness; homeless shelter; working poor; poverty; family; families; "Streetlife"; The Fanlight Collection

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