This film brought the reality of the homeless issue to the forefront in a way that had never been done before. With almost 400 hours of footage, we were able to find many new and creative ideas that were used across the country and share these.
2 CONGRESSIONAL SCREENINGS
Director Thomas Morgan was asked to speak in Washington DC a couple of times, which brought the first invitation to screen to Congress. We later received a second invitation to address Congress regarding the violence against the homeless.
700+ SCREENINGS, MILLIONS OF VIEWERS
In 2014 we decided to use the film to kick off Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week— screening the film on over 700 college campuses and organization across the US. We have used the film to bring understanding— having both the homeless and the local governments as part of panel discussion. It has been a catalyst for the building of new emergency shelters and changing a number of laws that criminalized homelessness. The film, after 3 years, still resonates as we will screen for several state housing organizations across the US this year.
I was pleased to host the screening of Storied Streets . . . This film is a reminder both of why we in Congress do the work we do, and that one person can make a tremendous difference in the lives of those who are without a home.
As lawmakers wrestling with how best to support and preserve our nation’s social safety nets, Storied Streets hits The Hill with more impact and insight than any recent documentary. Storied Streets travels the roads of forgotten America only to find the most memorable of people whose lives are marred by persistent poverty and filled with expressions of hope. The film succeeds through a first-person objective analysis of homelessness in the United States, from personal tragedies to individual triumphs.