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Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County (2010)

A documentary that explores the world of children who reside in discounted motels within walking distance of Disneyland, living in limbo as their families struggle to survive in one of the ... See full summary »

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Alexandra Pelosi
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A documentary that explores the world of children who reside in discounted motels within walking distance of Disneyland, living in limbo as their families struggle to survive in one of the wealthiest regions of America. The parents of motel kids are often hard workers who don't earn enough to own or rent homes. As a result, they continue to live week-to-week in motels, hoping against hope for an opportunity that might allow them to move up in the O.C. Written by Home Box Office

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Homeless Children is the saddest thing in America
8 July 2020 | by lwilso-96417See all my reviews

I watched this and felt compelled with a sense of guilt. So many of us have it so good and so few don't. I wish Corporations and Institutions and Governments would see this as the saddest thing in our society happening today. Maybe we could hold off building one space rocket or not build one naval ship and use this money to lift these people out of poverty. I wish this was only a California problem due to the outrageous housing prices but it's just one area of many in America. Hopefully Hbo and Pelosi was able to share some of this films proceeds (if there was any) for the kids and families interviewed in this film. The documentary was put together well, but I didn't agree with some of the questions the kids were asked. I did like that one kids response when he was asked what people say when your homeless, he answered "people ask stupid questions". Anyhow the documentary is heartbreaking and bleak, but there is hope here in America still. We just need to make their problem our problem.


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