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photo Peter, Donald, Willie, Pat
By James Kaufman & Michael Majoros

This award-winning video follows four homeless men living in a respite shelter, and documents their techniques for survival on the streets. Peter collects trash to sell (very successfully) at flea markets. Donald served ten years for bank robbery. Willie came to the shelter to recover when he lost six fingers after a night in a snowbank. Pat was sexually abused as a child and has been in and out of foster homes for thirteen years.

28 minutes
© 1988
Purchase $99 VHS
Order No. QA-118
ISBN (VHS) 1-57295-118-4

Awards & Conference Screenings
Outstanding Social Documentary,
New England Film & Video Festival

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A Healing Place: Profiles the staff and guests of a respite program for homeless and elderly patients who have been discharged from the hospital but are unable to manage their own care at home or on the street.

Healthcare for the Homeless: Looks at several innovative programs healthcare workers have created to meet the needs of homeless patients.

What's Wrong With This Picture: Families with children now make up more than a third of America's homeless. This video offers first-person insights into the realities of the homeless working poor.

Almost Home: An unsentimental look at the lives of children who live in a homeless shelter, and at the adults who try to help them.

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To rent or purchase this film, please visit the Icarus Films website