The Night of the Unsheltered Homeless
Welcome to “The Night of the Unsheltered Homeless,” the 7th full-length documentary in the My Road Leads Home series of documentaries on homelessness in Spokane. This 83-minute film explores the lack of available and appropriate shelter beds for roughly half of the known and counted homeless population. Dr. Samuel Murray, a Community Psychiatrist who works among the homeless, discusses the role of trauma in the homeless community. The film examines the current City policy of using law enforcement sweeps as a homeless policy tool, including interviews with 6 individuals caught up in law enforcement sweeps, and an interview with Civil Rights Attorney, Andrew Biviano. In its final segment, “Shalom: A Better Path Forward” the film offers a series of homeless policy questions answered by knowledgeable experts and political figures. Our personal and professional thanks to our friend Ken Fay for serving as a behind-the-scene Consulting Producer on this project. Much appreciated.
The Least of These
The Least of These is a one-hour documentary that tells the story of how City Church Spokane stepped up to serve the homeless by partnering with other faith ministries to host a temporary homeless warming shelter in their annex building. Their story offers an example of how churches can get practically involved fulfilling Jesus’ commands in Matthew 25:31-46 to serve “the least of these.”
Pop-Up Warming Centers
“Pop-Up Warning Centers” tells the story of how a temporary (or “pop-up”) homeless warming center was created and operated for 10 days (in the midst of a pandemic) at Westminster Congregational Church in Spokane, Washington during frigid weather in the last week of October, 2020.
Give Me Shelter
Give Me Shelter: The Story of the Cannon Street Warming Center is the third installment in the My Road Leads Home series of documentaries on homelessness in Spokane. It focuses on a homeless warming center that operated at 527 South Cannon Street from November 23, 2019 until April 30, 2020.
The Hidden Homeless
Welcome to the extended length Director’s Cut of “The Hidden Homeless,” our documentary about families experiencing homelessness in greater Spokane. This documentary has been viewed on our YouTube Channel over 56,000 times and was made an official selection at the 2020 Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF).
The Spokane Homeless Connect
Welcome to “The Spokane Homeless Connect,” the first full-length documentary in the “My Road Leads Home” series of documentaries on homelessness in Spokane, Washington. This documentary looks at an annual event that takes place every January and is the largest homeless services event in the City of Spokane.
Reactions To My Road Leads Home
I have to say, you knocked it out of the park! – Michelle C.
It shares firsthand stories in a dignified way, it shows the great work and diversity of services in the community and it highlights the realities of the struggle of homelessness that I don’t believe lay-people often consider. . . Well done! – Angela S.
An Amazing Success! The Premiere of My Road Leads Home: Episode 1 – The Spokane Homeless Connect took place on Thursday evening, May 30, in the 3rd-floor event venue of the Spokane Public Library in downtown Spokane. Following the Premiere, the full-length documentary also aired multiple times on Community-Minded Television (Comcast Channel 14). More than 100 people filled the event venue to view the full-length documentary, to hear from the Executive Produce, to meet the documentary team and the planning committee for the 2019 Spokane Homeless Connect and to hear about plans for future documentaries. Now, you can enjoy the festivities and discover what Britain’s Got Talent, Susan Boyle and homelessness have in common. Thanks for joining us for the evening!