Homeless

Homeless

Streaming Video - 2016
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Filmed in a real shelter with real homeless people, Homeless tells the story of Gosh, a teenage boy lost in the bleak routine of life in a shelter. Every day, from sunup until sundown, Gosh is put out on the streets, unable to return to the shelter until 7pm. During the day, he seeks refuge from the cold in the downtown public library and a local coffee shop. He feels alone and anonymous in a seemingly connected world. Weeks go by and the long days and sleepless nights begin to wear on him, and he becomes increasingly discouraged when he finds it almost impossible to find a job with the shelter as his address. But suddenly his circumstances change for the better, and he finds himself adapting to a new home and new friends and looking forward to a future that he hopes will last.
Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2016.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 92 min.)) : sd., col.
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Byond
Jul 04, 2020

Couldn't find much information about this, but it has a cumulative rating of four stars from 14 raters on Hoopla.
I'm not sure calling it riveting is going too far; it definitely sustained my interest.
We witness the plight of what appears to be a high school senior aged young man, possibly a bit older, whose supports have fallen away, however insubstantial they were.
A biblical quotation speaks of 'Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him'. Yet the meek will inherit the earth. Patience.
A film this well made, on a subject such as a young person trying to make a life out of mere survival, would appeal to a pretty limited audience. I'm not sure why I persist to attend to something like this when I need to resort to a movie; I guess it is because it is so real and helps me see the truth and perhaps one day face it.
There is always prayer, or at least the possibility of it.
A lot more could be said of this. I don't like to think of sin as a morbid fascination, and I doubt being well off insulates from it.

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TheDynamiteKid
Dec 26, 2018

Riveting documentary about a homeless boy trying to survive. The documentary follows him as he tries to find shelter and entertainment in different ways including hanging out at the library.

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