The Hidden Homeless
On Wednesday, March 4, at the Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) we premiered The Hidden Homeless: Families Experiencing Homelessness. This represents our second installment in the My Road Leads Home series and looks at families experiencing homelessness in our community. We shine a light on the amazing work being done by ministries like Family Promise of Spokane and their Open Doors 24/7 Family Shelter, along with St. Margaret’s Family Shelter and the work of The Salvation Army. The 27-minute short-version of the documentary we premiered at SpIFF is now available for viewing! The full-length (75-minute) version will soon be premiered on Community Minded TV (Comcast Channel 14 in Spokane). After the broadcast premiere, we will post the full-length version on this page, so STAY TUNED!
The Spokane Homeless Connect
Our First Full-length Documentary was filmed in January of 2019 (and Premiered in May. See below), The Spokane Homeless Connect looks at an annual event that highlights how a community can come together to offer practical, meaningful help to those struggling with homelessness, or trying hard to avoid it. At My Road Leads Home, we don’t want to run around documenting “homeless train wrecks.” We want to document people and agencies who know how to build railroads, who know how to make a difference, and who can teach us how to make a difference, too.
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!