“Without a Home” by Lots of Love is now available via iTunes. Buy it and support the film!
The event raised more than $50,000 to assist Hollywood’s homeless neighbors with basic, uncovered expenses, as they move into permanent homes. Guests in attendance included Jason Ritter (The Event, They’re with Me), Ben Lee (musician), Ione Skye (Say Anything), Aileen Getty, and special guest emcee Charles Fleischer (Who Framed Roger Rabbit).
HOLLYWOOD 4WRD (4 Walls, a Roof and a Door) is a group formed by the Hollywood business community, local government, social service providers, the non-profit sector and the faith community committed to ending homelessness in Hollywood by 2018. So far, Hollywood 4WRD has permanently housed 140 people. Learn more at www.hollywood4wrd.org.
WITHOUT A HOME follows 23-year-old LA-native Rachel Fleischer as her desire to understand her connection to LA’s homeless population takes her on an extraordinary four-year journey into the lives of six homeless individuals and families struggling to find homes, get clean and survive. Learn more at www.withoutahomefilm.com.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — There’s a young filmmaker who wants you to know about Los Angeles’ homeless problem.
Filmmaker Rachel Fleischer spent four-a-half years working on the documentary “Without a Home.” In it viewers meet several L.A. residents struggling with life for one reason or another.
It was a labor of love that sometimes broke her heart.
“I did it because I really want to help these people and I really want to bring awareness and attention and compassion to the issue,” said Fleischer.
When it comes to being homeless unemployment, addiction and mental illness all live on our streets.
Fleischer takes a hard look at the problem. We met up with her at the Midnight Mission on L.A’s skid row.
“I mean, there are so many homeless people who I talk to who just say, ‘Thank you for talking to me. Nobody’s talked to me all day,'” said Fleischer. “That to me is everything.”
Fleischer is well aware that a lot of people in L.A. are unaware of just how bad the homeless problem is- tens of thousands of people with nowhere to live.
So when she looks out onto those streets, what does she see?
“I see what some people would actually describe as a third world country and it’s crazy that it’s right here in L.A.,” said Fleischer.
“Without a Home” is on DVD now, and is headed to Video on Demand early next year.
We are excited to announce that WITHOUT A HOME will be screening in the first annual Films That Feed festival in Las Vegas! The film will be shown on December 11 at 7 pm at theatre7 (1406 South 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV 89104 in the Downtown Arts District)
Films that Feed is an international thought-provoking, socially and environmentally conscious film festival. “Films entertain us,” festival founder and director Chad Clinton Freeman explains. “But often times they do so much more; they teach, they open our eyes, they inspire us, they unite us, they help us heal. These are the kinds of films that feed. They feed our minds, they feed our hearts, they feed our souls. That’s what this festival is about.”
There are no tickets being sold. Instead, the price of admission is a donation for the Toys for Tots box or 2 cans of non-perishable food for Three Square.
She will be discussing the upcoming DVD release of WITHOUT A HOME. Each week the show highlights various issues concerning mental health issues and community involvement in the greater Los Angeles area
Thanks for all your support!!
Rachel & Joanna
We are very excited to announce the launch of What Can I Do?, a new, monthly campaign to raise awareness and compassion about homelessness through art and social action. Without A Home is a proud supporter of this new campaign started by Rachel Fleischer.
Please check out their website and sign up for their mailing list to find out more about what you can do to help the homeless. And make sure you check out their weekly twitter feed and facebook post to get your weekly calls to action.
We are getting ready to launch a new campaign called “What Can I Do?” to raise awareness and compassion about homelessness through art.
Stay tuned for our launch and exciting new opportunities for everyone to get involved and help the homeless.