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A documentary about those who live in the shadows of society
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Voices is a feature length documentary about those who live in the shadows of society.

"One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody." -  Mother Teresa

As resident psychiatrists, we were amazed by the number of seriously ill individuals who end up homeless and forgotten. Even more fascinating were the narratives we heard about their life journeys. We are convinced that these stories are powerful, compelling, and have the potential to change the way society views mental health and illness.

This documentary film will be told through the eyes of several individuals who live in San Francisco and who we have grown to know personally over the past year. Some have been living on the streets for decades, others are now housed, but all are connected by their struggles, and successes, with serious mental illness. Teaming up with a filmmaker based in New York City, we wanted to shine a light on these individuals and give viewers a unique, honest, and detailed glimpse into their lives. In doing so, we aspire to give them a voice and to humanize their experiences so that they are defined not by their disability or homelessness, but by their unique and compelling stories.

We need your help!

Our anticipated completion date is Spring 2013. Please help us finish our film by pledging via Kickstarter. All funds raised will go directly toward the film to help pay for equipment, editing/video/audio services, and other production costs. Importantly, if we don't reach our goal of $10,000 within 30 days, we don't get to keep any of the money raised, so contributions of any amount are much appreciated and will come with our heartfelt thanks, and great rewards! The funding goal we have set is the absolute minimum amount we need to complete this project. Additional money collected beyond our goal would be immensely helpful and allow us to enhance the reach and quality of this film.

We also encourage you to support us by liking our Facebook page or by sharing this project with friends, family, co-workers, or anyone else you know who may be interested in supporting this project.

Thank you for your contributions and support!

For more information: www.voicesdocumentary.com

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