Homelessness still is an issue for our city. As a community we have spent many millions of dollars over the past decade. As a citizen, the issue does not appear to have improved much after all that effort for any side of the issue.
This Friday, the Meaningful Movies will be screening Trickle Down Town, a film made by a Seattle native about homelessness. Here is the blurb from Meaningful Movies website:
This new film from a Seattle filmmaker, who will attend our screening, takes an up-close look at homelessness in Seattle. There are in-depth interviews with homeless people and visits to local homeless camps, including Camp Second Chance in West Seattle. Also shown are people who are working hard to help their homeless neighbors.
The filmmaker, Tomasz Biernacki, says, “I have discovered that most people have uneducated, knee-jerk reactions and false beliefs . . . about the homeless. They see the tents, the RVs, the addicted people who have untreated mental and physical health issues, and instead of doing something to help their neighbors, they degrade, cast away, and add insult to injury. I want people to see that there are concrete, simple steps people can take every day to help the situation. It’s going to have to be a grassroots effort.”
The filmmaker will attend the screening and answer questions afterward.
Doors open at 6:30 for snacks and conversation. The event is FREE, with a suggested $5 donation to cover expenses.
Special Guests: Filmmaker Tomasz Biernacki