A woman sold her home, car and motorcycle, then moved into a homeless shelter. A man kicked a lifetime habit of drinking, smoking crack, and brawling in bars. Now these two unlikely heroes are helping others piece their lives back together and get off the streets in Champaign-Urbana. Facing the imminent demolition of their newly acquired facility, politicized zoning challenges, a lack of funding and volunteers, and harsh weather conditions, this scrappy ministry startup is changing the way the Champaign-Urbana community interacts with the homeless. Phil Gioja (director) and Isaac Musgrave (cinematographer) raised $3500 to produce this feature-length documentary over the period of a year, using whatever cameras and gear they had available. Their sacrifices have been rewarded in intangible ways, winning several festival awards as well as seeing a direct impact in the Central Illinois area through local screenings, igniting conversations and causing people to reconsider how they view homelessness and poverty in their own communities.
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- © 2016 Phil Gioja & Isaac Musgrave
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.