About this project
We will put them on our website, distribute them through social media, and have a showing at a local venue after their completion. We also intend to enter them into the Cinema St. Louis Film Festival and Film Maker's Showcase.
The homeless are easy to avoid. Our society has perfected the art of looking past our indigent brothers and sisters. Too often, we ignore the plight of the poor and the homeless. These humanizing films will allow our clients to tell their stories. Their words will directly confront the audience with the reality of homelessness and its impact on the St. Louis community.
ArchCity Defenders is comprised of dedicated attorneys who work closely with its clients on the legal and non-legal challenges they face. As a result of our holistic approach, we have gotten to know their stories very well. Their stories are the cornerstone of this project. You can find out more about our work here. http://www.archcitydefenders.org
Ben Kaplan has a long history of translating complicated narratives that reveals their essence. His award winning work on the health crisis in North St. Louis City for the St. Louis Beacon serves as the prime example of how Ben is uniquely qualified to bring this project to life. You can find more about him and his work here. http://www.thisisact3.com/index.php/site