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Compelling...puts a human face on a crucial problem and makes it strikingly clear just how easily someone can end up living on the streets.
--Lauren Mills, American Public Television
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The Homeless Chorus Speaks

Homeless people are like you and me. Life is tough on the streets, but hope has come in the form of a homeless chorus.

In Susan Polis Schutz’s interviews with fourteen homeless members of Voices of Our City Choir, they tell their stories; from women who have been abused and used, to those battling addiction, to people who just can't afford housing, to people who need medical care. They talk about their backgrounds, why they are homeless, the inhumanity of homelessness, their hopes and dreams, and what each think the solutions to the homeless problem might be.

While singing inspirational songs such as "Over the Rainbow," their voices soar, and the harsh realities of the street evaporate if only for an hour. Together, in their shared voices, they find joy and family and from their music comes the power to change lives.

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The Homeless Chorus Speaks is a compelling documentary that creatively depicts a critical and timely social issue: people living without support and shelter.  Using a unique community choir as a vehicle to tell the stories of people suffering with homelessness, the film -- like all of Susan's documentaries -- effectively puts a human face on a crucial problem and makes it strikingly clear just how easily someone can end up living on the streets." ~ Lauren Mills, American Public Television

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Music Hall, 3.09.18 - 3.15.18
Rated NR
Runtime: 60 min
Language: English