yHomeless?

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7.71 h 26 min201613+
Glen Dunzweiler was faced with the threat of becoming homeless. Suddenly, a life that seemed reserved only for drug addicts and the mentally ill felt closer than he had ever imagined. This realization led him to question what it is to be out on the streets. To find the answer, Glen travels the country to meet with America's homeless while living as close as he can to the real thing.
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Glen Dunzweiler
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Glen Dunzweiler
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English [CC]
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Free OneReviewed in the United States on October 28, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
In Their Own Words
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The filmmaker, facing financial hardship and fearing possible homelessness, decides to face his fear and take a roadtrip ($?) to explore homelessness in different cities across America. He interviews an interesting mix of homeless people, all of whom seem to express themselves well and who have good reasons for being without a home and with little to no money. My heart went out to many of them. Some I would have invited into my home without hesitation based on the way their stories were presented. The film goes far to humanize homelessness and erase the societal stigma that keeps many from personally reaching out to help. I was glad to see advocates for the homeless interviewed also and the many cities trying new methods of dealing with the problem. One city, Portland, OR, is mentioned, and having visited recently, I was informed by my host that the mayor is giving great leeway about not enforcing laws against the homeless given the current economic situation in the US. I wish to thank the filmmaker for taking the time out of his financially stressful life to make and share this film with all of us.
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Billy BReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2020
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Humbling experience
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The documentary Helps me to realize it can happen to anyone by factors beyond our control: Ever rising cost of living relative to current salary, loss of job due to economic recession, unexpected physical injuries or illnesses causing disabilities leading to job loss, abandonment of partner or spouse,.. It surprises me to know the majority does not become homeless because they choose to or are irresponsible. I have more sympathy towards them.
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photoflashchickReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Overall I thought it was a good movie-would love to see those people he interviewed in ...
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Working for a local non-profit in GA we deal with homeless that mostly have mental and addiction problems. This film-maker's perspective tries to differentiate between the crazy homeless and ones who are not. To be honest-many of the people he interviewed were bordering on the line of insanity. If most of them stay on the streets,then they, too will have serious mental issues. Overall I thought it was a good movie-would love to see those people he interviewed in a year.
5 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yhomeless
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. The maker of this documentary gave a multifaceted perspective on homelessness, not only through the interviews with the homeless population and the homeless advocates but also through his personal experiences of being homeless as he traveled from city to city. His personal experiences allowed me to vicariously experience this with him? This is an insightful, sensitive and thought provoking documentary which changed my perspective of homelessness.
3 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very well done and well worth watching
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Great job sir, this was a very insightful and very well done piece. We can only hope that awareness can help us, help them, help themselves!!!
CJ BellvilleReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Woman are Homeless Vet's TOO!
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This has really been a great journey, and I understand all the back-lash, it reminds me back in 2007 when I was walking with my now ex-husband, and we were in Boston, and he was sickened by a homeless person, when I reached out and handed him money. Never in a million years would I of thought that by 2011, a year after the divorce, I would become homeless. And still in a way am. I have my mother to live with, in a room, yes. Not one week goes by though that I am not reminded by her newly found boyfriend, that this is not your home. I was such a success story. In the Air Force by 17, College, etc. Owned my own home. The pain I needed to endure is beyond compare, until I listen to these stories, and I know "We are not alone!". I want to make homeless an asset, a commodity, like I learned in college, as if you want to build this hotel, well fine 7-10 rooms support the community. No Not Communist, no not Christian, just human, let us just start there! A few weeks ago, my ex screamed at me on the phone and stated what are you a heroin addict? It is wrong and it hurts, We are Proud humans, I served my country, and no We have a Fiat System of finances and this is the outcry of it's failure! I found when he on this video was being about his journey, dude to go from talking to some level of Directors to how you pee in a cup PLEASE that was WEIRD! Thank you for getting the message out, a bit off the cuff, just well deserved and what great folks you got to speak to! May this inspire me and a lot of folks to CHANGE things!
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SingthReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Makes you thankful and grateful for where you are and ...
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Makes you thankful and grateful for where you are and what you have. But also deeply concerned about those on the streets regardless of the reason they are there.
3 people found this helpful
Marvin RosaReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016
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Very informative and has helped me to not judge people so quickly who are in this situation.
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