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A film about two people's paths from prison, homelessness, and addiction, through a revolutionary kitchen training program in Wash DC.
A film about four people's paths from prison, homelessness, and addiction, through a revolutionary kitchen training program in Wash DC.
A film about four people's paths from prison, homelessness, and addiction, through a revolutionary kitchen training program in Wash DC.
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Please help us film this film. We are trying to film all 14 weeks of this program.   

Washington DC is a city of contrasts.  Wealthy beyond belief, the upper class here has little or no interaction with the true helplessness that many of DC's citizens feel.  The rampant drug culture, poverty, and resultant criminal activity leaves many Washingtonians in the prison system for much of their lives, only to face upon their release corporate policies designed to exclude them and increase recidivism.  Nowhere to go, with no one to hire them, and destitute they return over and over again to drugs, crime, poverty, and prison. 

DC Central Kitchen, two blocks from the US Capitol building, and in the basement of one of the largest shelters in America, is a revolutionary culinary training program that actively goes out searching for the people that need their help the most.  People who have hit rock bottom, and are truly ready to turn their lives around.  Over 14 weeks, DC Central Kitchen teaches them how to get along with others, how to get along with themselves, and how to cut and cook, serve and cater, and ultimately gain access to the nicest restaurants in DC. 

Full employment is the goal of the program, but along the way there are plenty who don't make it.  Drug tests, old habits and, self destruction are always the elephant in the room. 

Join us as we follow 2 or 3 people through this program. It will change the way you view your city.  

I know it has done so for us.

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Your contribution will allow us to shoot the entire 14 week class, be present for the struggles and accomplishments of the students that we are following, and give it the coverage that it deserves, which is a formidable task.    

We are very proud to have fiscal sponsorship through our friends at the Big Sky Film Institute. The mission of the Big Sky Film Institute is to celebrate and promote the art of non-fiction filmmaking through production and exhibition of documentary films, and to encourage media literacy by fostering public understanding and appreciation of documentary film. The Big Sky Film Institute, Inc. is a 501( c)(3) non-profit organization.  All contributions over $50 are fully tax-deductible.

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