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Living in Tents (2018)

In January 2011 Paul Crane(Director) discovered a tent city in downtown St. Louis, along the Mississippi River. He was curious as to who these people were, how they ended up there, and what... See full summary »

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Paul Gerard Crane
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In January 2011 Paul Crane(Director) discovered a tent city in downtown St. Louis, along the Mississippi River. He was curious as to who these people were, how they ended up there, and what life was like for them each day. So for a few weeks he spent nearly everyday at the tent city volunteering and getting to know people. He began to think that this place and the people living there could make a great story and he asked them if he could shoot some video, and they said "okay". He initially thought he would simply go down during the day and capture footage when possible, but he quickly realized that if he wanted to truly capture how these people lived and the full reality of their collective and individual existence, he would have to be there full time and become a part of the place, so he moved in with them. He was intrigued at how tent city was populated by so many people of different races and ages and beliefs, but they all had to learn how to live together in order to maintain the ... Written by Paul Crane

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homelessness | educational | See All (2) »

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great film
10 July 2018 | by peterervin-04792See all my reviews

It's perhaps easy to identify a subject that is compelling on its face. But you only have to watch a handful of documentaries to know how difficult it is to transform a topically compelling subject into a story that's equally profound. Paul Crane succeeds in personifying homelessness through the lens of a single encampment in St. Louis and in the process, creating a visceral and balanced picture of a complex problem that leaves you identifying with the personal, and wrestling with the unanswered problem at large.


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22 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Artica Films See more »
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