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December 17, 2017

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Adults : Streetwise Booklist Reel Streets, Real and Unreal Lives

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Streetwise Revisited: Reel Streets, Real and Unreal Lives

 

Streetwise Revisited: A 30-year Journey Sept. 15 - Nov. 3

 

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Little Red Wagon

Little Red Wagon

Based on the inspirational true story of eight-year-old Zack Bonner on his quest to change the world with nothing more than a blazing spirit of philanthropy and his beat-up red wagon. When Zack sets out to help the homeless children in America in the wake of Hurricane Charley, by walking across the country, he must overcome bureaucrats and blisters and capture the hearts of his family and the entire nation.


Format: DVD
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home

Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home

Takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals, people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. Shows how their descent into society's basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here.


Format: DVD
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Lyfe's Journey

Lyfe's Journey

A family man (Keith Robinson) makes a mistake that changes his life forever. Now he must start a journey to forgiveness that will bring him back to love, family and faith. Also starring Angell Conwell and Richard T. Jones.


Format: Streaming Video
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Noble

Noble

Tells the story of Christina Noble, who leaves the slums of her childhood in Ireland to work for the welfare of the street children of Vietnam.


Format: DVD
Holds: 1 on 9 copies

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On the Bowery: The Films of Lionel Rogosin, Volume 1

On the Bowery: The Films of Lionel Rogosin, Volume 1

On the Bowery chronicles three days in the drinking life of Ray Salyer which jump-started the post-war American independent film movement, earning an Oscar nomination.


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Parked

Parked

Victim of the current recession, Fred Daly lives a quiet, isolated life in his parked car. His situation improves after he forms an unlikely friendship with Cathal, a dope-smoking free spirit with a positive attitude. Sharing laughs and hard times, the two men rediscover the simple pleasure of life. One day at the community swimming pool, Fred meets Jules, an attractive music teacher who lives nearby; the two are attracted to each other.


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The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness

In 1981, Chris Gardner was a struggling salesman. His wife worked double shifts to support the family including their young son, Christopher. In the face of this difficult life, Chris has the desperate inspiration to try for a stockbroker internship where one in twenty has a chance of a lucrative full time career. Even when his wife leaves him because of this choice, Chris clings to this dream. The odds become more daunting by the day. Together, father and son struggle through homelessness, jail time, tax seizure and the overall punishing despair in a quest that would make Gardner a respected millionaire.


Format: DVD
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Sewer Kids: Life Inside Bucharest, Romania's Underground Tunnels

Sewer Kids: Life Inside Bucharest, Romania's Underground Tunnels

Beneath the streets of the capital city, an entire generation of children call the sewer system home.


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Shelter

Shelter

Hannah and Tahir fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York. The film explores how they got there, and how they might build a future.


Format: DVD
Holds: 4 on 15 copies

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Stock Option

Stock Option

A down-on-his-luck stockbroker becomes homeless and takes refuge in front of the office building of a famous print model. After he heroically rescues her from a robbery attempt one night, she takes him home, cleans him up, and finally sees him clearly for the first time. Starring Tasha Smith, Amin Joseph, Antonique Smith and Aaron D. Spears.


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