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February 25, 2008 / compassioninpolitics

Homelessness in American Mini-Documentary “Skid Row” from Good Magazine.

Homelessness Documentary “Skid Row” by Good Magazine

Good Magazine produced a gritty documentary on homelessness in LA.(h/t Jake Bouma)

Good Magazine has several useful resources on homelessness in America:

1) Visualization of homelessness in America
2) Skid Row Part 1 (above)
3) Skid Row Part 2: Kids
4) Skid Row Part 3: Drugs
5) Skid Row Part 4: God
6) Skid Row Part 5: Afterward

Update:  I really liked Ariah Fine’s addition over at I Am Not Ashamed.  I suggest his third video about compassion and Christianity with Shaun Groves.

Thoughts? Do you have another homelessness documentary thats particularly compelling or persuasive or informative?

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  1. Jake Bouma / Feb 25 2008 7:27 pm

    Thanks for the h/t, Nathan

  2. Jake Bouma / Feb 25 2008 7:51 pm

    Oh and BTW, here’s part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=karPGdnqljE

  3. James / Feb 27 2008 4:00 am

    Around 2002-2003, I lived in WeHo for about a year. I got lost in downtown LA about a week or two after moving there. It was late and I had been at the Mayan partying and living it up. I thought I’d familiarize myself with the area, because I didn’t want to go home just yet, and then I saw it. I was on Skid Row. Admittedly, I was scared. There was a block full of cardboard boxes on the sidewalk and people walking around. I sometimes forget how powerful an experience that was.

    Now, I don’t think that Skid Row existing means I need to dedicate my life to end homelessness, nor do I think that my taxes should go up to pay to clean it up. I do however believe we have an income distribution problem in America.

    There is probably no solution. Even if we had a better education system, there would always be those who slip through it and still manage to be uneducated.

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